Plum draw for Albion

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring for Arsenal against Swansea today

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring for Arsenal against Swansea today

First published in Sport

Albion have been handed another plum home draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup.


The Seagulls will host Arsenal or Swansea at The Amex at the end of the month.
 

The Premier League rivals drew 2-2 in Wales this afternoon and now face a replay at The Emirates.

Albion tackle the winners over the weekend of January 26/27 as a reward for knocking Newcastle out of the competition for the second year running at The Amex yesterday.

 

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3:43pm Sun 6 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

Things just get better and better. Hope it's Arsenal on the 27th as its my 65 birthday that day. Brilliant
Things just get better and better. Hope it's Arsenal on the 27th as its my 65 birthday that day. Brilliant fratsomrover
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3:44pm Sun 6 Jan 13

lordenglandofsussex says...

Great draw. Up the Albion!
Great draw. Up the Albion! lordenglandofsussex
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3:47pm Sun 6 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

If it's Arsenal, the Amex will be sold out within days! Fantastic.
If it's Arsenal, the Amex will be sold out within days! Fantastic. wiseman of hove
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3:56pm Sun 6 Jan 13

fansince57 says...

Perfect - bring it on! Another chance to test ourselves against Prem opposition and see how good we really are. Not a game either Swansea or Arsenal will relish. Should be a cracker!
Perfect - bring it on! Another chance to test ourselves against Prem opposition and see how good we really are. Not a game either Swansea or Arsenal will relish. Should be a cracker! fansince57
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3:59pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Great chance that this game will be on TV too, big gate, big money earner and a big test, works for me.
Great chance that this game will be on TV too, big gate, big money earner and a big test, works for me. VegasSeagull
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4:00pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Rockbilly says...

Think back five years and now some people don't know how lucky they are great draw.
Think back five years and now some people don't know how lucky they are great draw. Rockbilly
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4:02pm Sun 6 Jan 13

brightonup says...

Yes - a real moneyspinner!

Both Swansea and Arsenal play attractive football, so hopefully it will be a great game...
Yes - a real moneyspinner! Both Swansea and Arsenal play attractive football, so hopefully it will be a great game... brightonup
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4:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

One thing for sure is that either of the visitors will field a strong side, we gained some respect yesterday.
One thing for sure is that either of the visitors will field a strong side, we gained some respect yesterday. VegasSeagull
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4:09pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Guernsey c gull says...

I have tickets for the Blackburn game that day,26 th,how do I stand now ?
I have tickets for the Blackburn game that day,26 th,how do I stand now ? Guernsey c gull
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4:12pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Paul-Lincs says...

Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?
Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think? Paul-Lincs
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4:13pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Tommy from the Amex says...

Guernsey c gull wrote:
I have tickets for the Blackburn game that day,26 th,how do I stand now ?
Pretty obvious I would have thought ! They valid for rearranged date
[quote][p][bold]Guernsey c gull[/bold] wrote: I have tickets for the Blackburn game that day,26 th,how do I stand now ?[/p][/quote]Pretty obvious I would have thought ! They valid for rearranged date Tommy from the Amex
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4:18pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

With Spurs having a special place in my heart the dream is of course to play and defeat Arsenal.
With Spurs having a special place in my heart the dream is of course to play and defeat Arsenal. Alan G Skinner
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4:23pm Sun 6 Jan 13

golddene says...

Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS. golddene
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4:28pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Aylesburyseagull says...

Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!! Aylesburyseagull
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4:35pm Sun 6 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex.
Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down.
Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are.
Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result.
I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex. Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down. Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are. Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result. sussexram40
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4:42pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Alison Smith says...

Paul-Lincs wrote:
Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?
I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost!
[quote][p][bold]Paul-Lincs[/bold] wrote: Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?[/p][/quote]I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost! Alison Smith
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4:44pm Sun 6 Jan 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

Aylesburyseagull wrote:
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
There's only one Gary Nelson! I can see his cracking goal even now!!! Great game and so deserved a draw. This time we'll get our just rewards.
[quote][p][bold]Aylesburyseagull[/bold] wrote: Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!![/p][/quote]There's only one Gary Nelson! I can see his cracking goal even now!!! Great game and so deserved a draw. This time we'll get our just rewards. WisdomSpeaks
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4:47pm Sun 6 Jan 13

raymondo999 says...

Alison Smith wrote:
Paul-Lincs wrote:
Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?
I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost!
As Alan Mullery said, it was like a western, bang bang and we were dead!
[quote][p][bold]Alison Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul-Lincs[/bold] wrote: Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?[/p][/quote]I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost![/p][/quote]As Alan Mullery said, it was like a western, bang bang and we were dead! raymondo999
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4:53pm Sun 6 Jan 13

tug509 says...

I feel sorry for either of them that we play ...too much?. UTA
I feel sorry for either of them that we play ...too much?. UTA tug509
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4:54pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

golddene wrote:
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three!
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three! Alan G Skinner
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5:00pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

As Billy Shakespeare so rightly said... Michu do about nothing... Ha ha!

Don't care who it is - it's going to be a cracker!
As Billy Shakespeare so rightly said... Michu do about nothing... Ha ha! Don't care who it is - it's going to be a cracker! Jonathan Mouette
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5:07pm Sun 6 Jan 13

HOVEPARKRESIDENT says...

Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.
Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment. HOVEPARKRESIDENT
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5:09pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Gee Jay says...

Paul-Lincs remembers the opening first division match with Arsenal. It was a wake up to reality for Albion,as even then there was a large gap in skill and finishing between Ist & 2nd Div.
The gap is huge now, so let's not get there before the club are ready for the challenge.
This home cup tie will be another good pay day for the Albion, regardless of it being Gunners or Swans.
UTA
Paul-Lincs remembers the opening first division match with Arsenal. It was a wake up to reality for Albion,as even then there was a large gap in skill and finishing between Ist & 2nd Div. The gap is huge now, so let's not get there before the club are ready for the challenge. This home cup tie will be another good pay day for the Albion, regardless of it being Gunners or Swans. UTA Gee Jay
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5:21pm Sun 6 Jan 13

brightonup says...

sussexram40 wrote:
I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex.
Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down.
Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are.
Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result.
....and your point is?
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex. Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down. Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are. Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result.[/p][/quote]....and your point is? brightonup
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5:27pm Sun 6 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
If it's Arsenal, the Amex will be sold out within days! Fantastic.
If its Arsenal we need to get a move on putting those new seats in. Did we build the stadium big enough?
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: If it's Arsenal, the Amex will be sold out within days! Fantastic.[/p][/quote]If its Arsenal we need to get a move on putting those new seats in. Did we build the stadium big enough? championshipgull
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5:27pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Paul-Lincs wrote:
Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?
I remember that, it would be nice to get the Gooners would rather them than the Swans to be honest
I actually do believe we can beat Arsenal
[quote][p][bold]Paul-Lincs[/bold] wrote: Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?[/p][/quote]I remember that, it would be nice to get the Gooners would rather them than the Swans to be honest I actually do believe we can beat Arsenal Bucket feet Duffy
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5:31pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.
Ha ha yep you are possibly right there,
Could you tell me the winning numbers for the lottery next week while your obviously on form.

T***T
[quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.[/p][/quote]Ha ha yep you are possibly right there, Could you tell me the winning numbers for the lottery next week while your obviously on form. T***T Bucket feet Duffy
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5:38pm Sun 6 Jan 13

golddene says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
golddene wrote:
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three!
Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three![/p][/quote]Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS golddene
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5:43pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

sussexram40 wrote:
I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex. Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down. Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are. Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result.
Not sure that I agree with your claim that playing Arsenal will be another test of how we are, no more than Newcastle were.

Playing in the cup is different for all concerned, no pressure and no points, just money. None of the championship teams are thinking possible trophy at this stage, quarter finals before that kicks in.

The side we put our yesterday wasn't our best eleven and I doubt we will put them out against Swans or Gunners, it's the cup, no more than the opposition will either, but both teams will have strong elevens.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex. Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down. Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are. Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result.[/p][/quote]Not sure that I agree with your claim that playing Arsenal will be another test of how we are, no more than Newcastle were. Playing in the cup is different for all concerned, no pressure and no points, just money. None of the championship teams are thinking possible trophy at this stage, quarter finals before that kicks in. The side we put our yesterday wasn't our best eleven and I doubt we will put them out against Swans or Gunners, it's the cup, no more than the opposition will either, but both teams will have strong elevens. VegasSeagull
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5:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

saraman says...

How much the ticket prices this time? I do hope the Albion play fair and keep the cost reasonable. A great draw though and look forward with relish.
How much the ticket prices this time? I do hope the Albion play fair and keep the cost reasonable. A great draw though and look forward with relish. saraman
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5:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

wiltshire seagull says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.
Ha ha yep you are possibly right there,
Could you tell me the winning numbers for the lottery next week while your obviously on form.

T***T
Er, BfD, I think you'll find *W*T is only four letters, lol.
UTA...ignore the trolls, please?
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.[/p][/quote]Ha ha yep you are possibly right there, Could you tell me the winning numbers for the lottery next week while your obviously on form. T***T[/p][/quote]Er, BfD, I think you'll find *W*T is only four letters, lol. UTA...ignore the trolls, please? wiltshire seagull
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5:58pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Fabulous draw. win or lose a good day out . At hopefully reasonable price, well i can dream! will be there though as i suspect will many more season ticket holders!!! for this one.
Have a feeling vicente might manage a miraculous improvement for this one too if Arsenal a dead cert :-) .
Fabulous draw. win or lose a good day out . At hopefully reasonable price, well i can dream! will be there though as i suspect will many more season ticket holders!!! for this one. Have a feeling vicente might manage a miraculous improvement for this one too if Arsenal a dead cert :-) . Far gull
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6:03pm Sun 6 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex. Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down. Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are. Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result.
Not sure that I agree with your claim that playing Arsenal will be another test of how we are, no more than Newcastle were.

Playing in the cup is different for all concerned, no pressure and no points, just money. None of the championship teams are thinking possible trophy at this stage, quarter finals before that kicks in.

The side we put our yesterday wasn't our best eleven and I doubt we will put them out against Swans or Gunners, it's the cup, no more than the opposition will either, but both teams will have strong elevens.
I don't keep a particular eye on Arsenal's team selections each week Vegas, but that looked a strong team today on paper. With Wenger desperate for a trophy, I fully expect Arsenal, if replay winners, to do the same at the Amex. I think our manager will field the strongest team he can. On that point, I have seen very little comment re: Casper unexpectedly playing yesterday.I presume it was just a calculated gamble to keep TK on his toes (and to keep Casper 'fresh'). I have seen no reference to anything like a niggling injury which might have led to the manager not risking TK. Any thoughts?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I expect Arsenal to beat Swansea at the replay at the Emirates. Thus we will face Arsenal at the Amex. Arsenal have been trophyless for 8 years and its clear they are taking the FA cup more seriously this year. Therefore I expect Arsenal to field a very strong side when they come down. Newcastle had to put out a sub strength side but I'm expecting a tougher Arsenal side to take the field. So this plum home tie will be a great way to really see how good we are. Excellent. Counting down the days and Let's hope it's live on TV again. I think it will be because the TV people will be thnking it could be another shock result.[/p][/quote]Not sure that I agree with your claim that playing Arsenal will be another test of how we are, no more than Newcastle were. Playing in the cup is different for all concerned, no pressure and no points, just money. None of the championship teams are thinking possible trophy at this stage, quarter finals before that kicks in. The side we put our yesterday wasn't our best eleven and I doubt we will put them out against Swans or Gunners, it's the cup, no more than the opposition will either, but both teams will have strong elevens.[/p][/quote]I don't keep a particular eye on Arsenal's team selections each week Vegas, but that looked a strong team today on paper. With Wenger desperate for a trophy, I fully expect Arsenal, if replay winners, to do the same at the Amex. I think our manager will field the strongest team he can. On that point, I have seen very little comment re: Casper unexpectedly playing yesterday.I presume it was just a calculated gamble to keep TK on his toes (and to keep Casper 'fresh'). I have seen no reference to anything like a niggling injury which might have led to the manager not risking TK. Any thoughts? wiseman of hove
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6:04pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

wiltshire seagull wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.
Ha ha yep you are possibly right there,
Could you tell me the winning numbers for the lottery next week while your obviously on form.

T***T
Er, BfD, I think you'll find *W*T is only four letters, lol.
UTA...ignore the trolls, please?
Thank you for pointing that out, lol, WS
Unfortunately spell check can not recognise ****'s which is a shame don't you think! For us Dyslexic people that is, I am sure you will find more discerning type's in the Swindon news, and if I wish to post a quote on Mr BROADGREENRESIDENTS comment I shall do.LOL
[quote][p][bold]wiltshire seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.[/p][/quote]Ha ha yep you are possibly right there, Could you tell me the winning numbers for the lottery next week while your obviously on form. T***T[/p][/quote]Er, BfD, I think you'll find *W*T is only four letters, lol. UTA...ignore the trolls, please?[/p][/quote]Thank you for pointing that out, lol, WS Unfortunately spell check can not recognise ****'s which is a shame don't you think! For us Dyslexic people that is, I am sure you will find more discerning type's in the Swindon news, and if I wish to post a quote on Mr BROADGREENRESIDENTS comment I shall do.LOL Bucket feet Duffy
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6:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

saraman says...

A couple of very important league games to negotiate first. Six points and we will be well placed.
A couple of very important league games to negotiate first. Six points and we will be well placed. saraman
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6:12pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Wiseman I am sure it was nothing more than giving Casper a competitive match. Prior to the game Poyet dd suggest that he might rest a couple of players if he could.

Arsenal will want to beat us, if they can beat the Swans, of that there is no doubt. There are matches to be played prior to the cup game and after, injuries will be on the minds of the managers. I would expect any prem team coming to the Amex to put out a strong eleven, we have shown what we can do to a weakened team. Who Arsenal have to play prior to us and after us could have a baring on who they put up against us.

I am not convinced that they can get past Swansea.
Wiseman I am sure it was nothing more than giving Casper a competitive match. Prior to the game Poyet dd suggest that he might rest a couple of players if he could. Arsenal will want to beat us, if they can beat the Swans, of that there is no doubt. There are matches to be played prior to the cup game and after, injuries will be on the minds of the managers. I would expect any prem team coming to the Amex to put out a strong eleven, we have shown what we can do to a weakened team. Who Arsenal have to play prior to us and after us could have a baring on who they put up against us. I am not convinced that they can get past Swansea. VegasSeagull
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6:15pm Sun 6 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

What fantastic news to cap a marvellous weekend for everybody involved at our club.
Obviously I'd prefer the glitz of a match with Arsenal but will definitely not be disappointed if we play Swansea instead.
I see someone above mentions the return of Vicente. Wouldn't it be great to have him back for this glamour tie and of course for the remainder of the season. A big ask I know and probably just wishful thinking.. He is born for the big stage though.
We will hopefully have Ulloa in by then too and with a bit of luck he will prove to be the big handful we've needed for a long time and will put the fear of god in to the Arsenal back line. There is no doubting Arsenals ability but its fairs to say that they have been known to be bullied in the past.
I hate to be a bore but here is my 11 for the 4th round kick off, I'm assuming all are fit and well.
Kuz
Bruno
Greer
El abd
Bridge
Buckley
Bridcutt
Vicente
Orlandi
Ulloa
Cms

Bench, Lua Lua, Hoskins, Ank, David, Dunk, Dicker and either Barnes or Dobbie.

As always it's only my opinion.

Good to be a seagull. Uta
What fantastic news to cap a marvellous weekend for everybody involved at our club. Obviously I'd prefer the glitz of a match with Arsenal but will definitely not be disappointed if we play Swansea instead. I see someone above mentions the return of Vicente. Wouldn't it be great to have him back for this glamour tie and of course for the remainder of the season. A big ask I know and probably just wishful thinking.. He is born for the big stage though. We will hopefully have Ulloa in by then too and with a bit of luck he will prove to be the big handful we've needed for a long time and will put the fear of god in to the Arsenal back line. There is no doubting Arsenals ability but its fairs to say that they have been known to be bullied in the past. I hate to be a bore but here is my 11 for the 4th round kick off, I'm assuming all are fit and well. Kuz Bruno Greer El abd Bridge Buckley Bridcutt Vicente Orlandi Ulloa Cms Bench, Lua Lua, Hoskins, Ank, David, Dunk, Dicker and either Barnes or Dobbie. As always it's only my opinion. Good to be a seagull. Uta SMF20
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6:17pm Sun 6 Jan 13

MHubbs says...

Superb draw.

However I am not prepared to fund another full price ticket for it. I believe they should have rewarded this years good support by giving season ticket holders their tickets at the season ticket price. Instead they mugged us at fill price.
No surprise therefore that we saw the lowest crowd of the season. Shot on the foot IMO.

I am not prepared to pay put another £50 for me and my young son.

Good luck to those who have money to burn, enjoy 😉
Superb draw. However I am not prepared to fund another full price ticket for it. I believe they should have rewarded this years good support by giving season ticket holders their tickets at the season ticket price. Instead they mugged us at fill price. No surprise therefore that we saw the lowest crowd of the season. Shot on the foot IMO. I am not prepared to pay put another £50 for me and my young son. Good luck to those who have money to burn, enjoy 😉 MHubbs
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6:17pm Sun 6 Jan 13

lmspike says...

Surely the albion can't charge more than they do for a league game. Many fans have signed up for the cup ticket scheme. They can't just choose to charge extra . Can they ??
Surely the albion can't charge more than they do for a league game. Many fans have signed up for the cup ticket scheme. They can't just choose to charge extra . Can they ?? lmspike
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6:18pm Sun 6 Jan 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

Anyone watch the Mansfield v Liverpool game. Fantastic effort from The Stags and the Mansfield manager interviewed after the game was pure class. A great example to all managers.
Anyone watch the Mansfield v Liverpool game. Fantastic effort from The Stags and the Mansfield manager interviewed after the game was pure class. A great example to all managers. WisdomSpeaks
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6:18pm Sun 6 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Wiseman I am sure it was nothing more than giving Casper a competitive match. Prior to the game Poyet dd suggest that he might rest a couple of players if he could.

Arsenal will want to beat us, if they can beat the Swans, of that there is no doubt. There are matches to be played prior to the cup game and after, injuries will be on the minds of the managers. I would expect any prem team coming to the Amex to put out a strong eleven, we have shown what we can do to a weakened team. Who Arsenal have to play prior to us and after us could have a baring on who they put up against us.

I am not convinced that they can get past Swansea.
Yes, I'd forgotten the manager had stated he would like to rest a couple of players so Casper playing was a straightforward issue. Pleased for him that he had the opportunity and kept a clean sheet
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Wiseman I am sure it was nothing more than giving Casper a competitive match. Prior to the game Poyet dd suggest that he might rest a couple of players if he could. Arsenal will want to beat us, if they can beat the Swans, of that there is no doubt. There are matches to be played prior to the cup game and after, injuries will be on the minds of the managers. I would expect any prem team coming to the Amex to put out a strong eleven, we have shown what we can do to a weakened team. Who Arsenal have to play prior to us and after us could have a baring on who they put up against us. I am not convinced that they can get past Swansea.[/p][/quote]Yes, I'd forgotten the manager had stated he would like to rest a couple of players so Casper playing was a straightforward issue. Pleased for him that he had the opportunity and kept a clean sheet wiseman of hove
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6:22pm Sun 6 Jan 13

jcd1972 says...

I've got a ticket for the Blackburn league game so hopefully get to that one plus vs whoever wins the cup replay. Be interesting to see what conclusions Gus had re the Watford game because both Arsenal and Swansea would look to play through us as they did. Kuszak please for the 4th round.
I've got a ticket for the Blackburn league game so hopefully get to that one plus vs whoever wins the cup replay. Be interesting to see what conclusions Gus had re the Watford game because both Arsenal and Swansea would look to play through us as they did. Kuszak please for the 4th round. jcd1972
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6:31pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

If the Falque signing goes our way would he be available or does anyone know if he is cup tied?
If the Falque signing goes our way would he be available or does anyone know if he is cup tied? VegasSeagull
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6:42pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

MHubbs wrote:
Superb draw.

However I am not prepared to fund another full price ticket for it. I believe they should have rewarded this years good support by giving season ticket holders their tickets at the season ticket price. Instead they mugged us at fill price.
No surprise therefore that we saw the lowest crowd of the season. Shot on the foot IMO.

I am not prepared to pay put another £50 for me and my young son.

Good luck to those who have money to burn, enjoy 😉
I agree it is difficult for some with families especially.
That is why I have suggested previously that the club make the effort to give schools and local clubs associations etc have either subsidised or free tickets available, I also think it would be a good idea to reward supporters like yourself by offering concessions for under 16's accompanied by an adult, I suggest you and others in similar circumstances write to the club suggesting such a scheme, I am sure if there is enough support the club would consider it. IMO
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Superb draw. However I am not prepared to fund another full price ticket for it. I believe they should have rewarded this years good support by giving season ticket holders their tickets at the season ticket price. Instead they mugged us at fill price. No surprise therefore that we saw the lowest crowd of the season. Shot on the foot IMO. I am not prepared to pay put another £50 for me and my young son. Good luck to those who have money to burn, enjoy 😉[/p][/quote]I agree it is difficult for some with families especially. That is why I have suggested previously that the club make the effort to give schools and local clubs associations etc have either subsidised or free tickets available, I also think it would be a good idea to reward supporters like yourself by offering concessions for under 16's accompanied by an adult, I suggest you and others in similar circumstances write to the club suggesting such a scheme, I am sure if there is enough support the club would consider it. IMO Bucket feet Duffy
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6:52pm Sun 6 Jan 13

alanbarnett says...

Paul-Lincs remembers the first game in the old Div 1, so do I, i was a friend of Peter O'Sullivan, and the next day he said to me that it was a different world, no it wasn't it was a different universe. Let's hope it is not the same feeling if we play Arsenal. It will be interesting if we play the Swans as Gus has often said that he bases our play on them. So then we will have birds of a feather, not sticking together.
Paul-Lincs remembers the first game in the old Div 1, so do I, i was a friend of Peter O'Sullivan, and the next day he said to me that it was a different world, no it wasn't it was a different universe. Let's hope it is not the same feeling if we play Arsenal. It will be interesting if we play the Swans as Gus has often said that he bases our play on them. So then we will have birds of a feather, not sticking together. alanbarnett
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6:56pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Ticket prices, a very contentious subject.

Money at the gate means profits in the bank.
Profits in the bank means cash available for new signings.
New signings could mean prem football.

What pricing policy is right for the chance to play in the prem?

If we reduced the ticket price by say, a tenner a head, that would cost us about 200k in revenue. Two such matches and we are down 400k. That 400k is a loan player on 20k a week till the end of the season, or two on 10k a week.

We have to decide whether we want a pricing policy that the fans thinks is good value or, one where we have more money available for the club to get the players in that the fans know we need to gain promotion.
Ticket prices, a very contentious subject. Money at the gate means profits in the bank. Profits in the bank means cash available for new signings. New signings could mean prem football. What pricing policy is right for the chance to play in the prem? If we reduced the ticket price by say, a tenner a head, that would cost us about 200k in revenue. Two such matches and we are down 400k. That 400k is a loan player on 20k a week till the end of the season, or two on 10k a week. We have to decide whether we want a pricing policy that the fans thinks is good value or, one where we have more money available for the club to get the players in that the fans know we need to gain promotion. VegasSeagull
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7:00pm Sun 6 Jan 13

The Phantom says...

SMF20 wrote:
What fantastic news to cap a marvellous weekend for everybody involved at our club.
Obviously I'd prefer the glitz of a match with Arsenal but will definitely not be disappointed if we play Swansea instead.
I see someone above mentions the return of Vicente. Wouldn't it be great to have him back for this glamour tie and of course for the remainder of the season. A big ask I know and probably just wishful thinking.. He is born for the big stage though.
We will hopefully have Ulloa in by then too and with a bit of luck he will prove to be the big handful we've needed for a long time and will put the fear of god in to the Arsenal back line. There is no doubting Arsenals ability but its fairs to say that they have been known to be bullied in the past.
I hate to be a bore but here is my 11 for the 4th round kick off, I'm assuming all are fit and well.
Kuz
Bruno
Greer
El abd
Bridge
Buckley
Bridcutt
Vicente
Orlandi
Ulloa
Cms

Bench, Lua Lua, Hoskins, Ank, David, Dunk, Dicker and either Barnes or Dobbie.

As always it's only my opinion.

Good to be a seagull. Uta
Blimed do you really think that Gus would go into a match against Arsenal (or even Swansea) with two out and out strikers CMS and Ulloa) and three flair midfielders (Vicente, Orlandi and Buckley? What with two attacking fullbacks (Bruno and Bridge) poor Liam would be totally swamped by the Arsenal midfield.....I take it you dont rate Hammond or Crofts judging by their total exclusion? Anyway, a fantastic draw and should get more tv money. Just need to win our league matches in the meantime - amazing the difference 8 days can make to the posts on here.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: What fantastic news to cap a marvellous weekend for everybody involved at our club. Obviously I'd prefer the glitz of a match with Arsenal but will definitely not be disappointed if we play Swansea instead. I see someone above mentions the return of Vicente. Wouldn't it be great to have him back for this glamour tie and of course for the remainder of the season. A big ask I know and probably just wishful thinking.. He is born for the big stage though. We will hopefully have Ulloa in by then too and with a bit of luck he will prove to be the big handful we've needed for a long time and will put the fear of god in to the Arsenal back line. There is no doubting Arsenals ability but its fairs to say that they have been known to be bullied in the past. I hate to be a bore but here is my 11 for the 4th round kick off, I'm assuming all are fit and well. Kuz Bruno Greer El abd Bridge Buckley Bridcutt Vicente Orlandi Ulloa Cms Bench, Lua Lua, Hoskins, Ank, David, Dunk, Dicker and either Barnes or Dobbie. As always it's only my opinion. Good to be a seagull. Uta[/p][/quote]Blimed do you really think that Gus would go into a match against Arsenal (or even Swansea) with two out and out strikers CMS and Ulloa) and three flair midfielders (Vicente, Orlandi and Buckley? What with two attacking fullbacks (Bruno and Bridge) poor Liam would be totally swamped by the Arsenal midfield.....I take it you dont rate Hammond or Crofts judging by their total exclusion? Anyway, a fantastic draw and should get more tv money. Just need to win our league matches in the meantime - amazing the difference 8 days can make to the posts on here. The Phantom
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7:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

pablobrowno says...

golddene wrote:
Alan G Skinner wrote:
golddene wrote:
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three!
Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS
Ahhh poor you having the problem of starting chants around strangers, must be a hard life!!

Your first comment was rather insensitive given that many people clearly may not have the disposable income that you have. Not going to the cup match does not mean they are not "true fans"!! Comments like that wind me up.

As far as I'm concerned we should welcome any fan even those who attend one or two games per season!
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three![/p][/quote]Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]Ahhh poor you having the problem of starting chants around strangers, must be a hard life!! Your first comment was rather insensitive given that many people clearly may not have the disposable income that you have. Not going to the cup match does not mean they are not "true fans"!! Comments like that wind me up. As far as I'm concerned we should welcome any fan even those who attend one or two games per season! pablobrowno
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7:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

pablobrowno says...

golddene wrote:
Alan G Skinner wrote:
golddene wrote:
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three!
Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS
Ahhh poor you having the problem of starting chants around strangers, must be a hard life!!

Your first comment was rather insensitive given that many people clearly may not have the disposable income that you have. Not going to the cup match does not mean they are not "true fans"!! Comments like that wind me up.

As far as I'm concerned we should welcome any fan even those who attend one or two games per season!
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three![/p][/quote]Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]Ahhh poor you having the problem of starting chants around strangers, must be a hard life!! Your first comment was rather insensitive given that many people clearly may not have the disposable income that you have. Not going to the cup match does not mean they are not "true fans"!! Comments like that wind me up. As far as I'm concerned we should welcome any fan even those who attend one or two games per season! pablobrowno
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7:12pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Far gull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ticket prices, a very contentious subject.

Money at the gate means profits in the bank.
Profits in the bank means cash available for new signings.
New signings could mean prem football.

What pricing policy is right for the chance to play in the prem?

If we reduced the ticket price by say, a tenner a head, that would cost us about 200k in revenue. Two such matches and we are down 400k. That 400k is a loan player on 20k a week till the end of the season, or two on 10k a week.

We have to decide whether we want a pricing policy that the fans thinks is good value or, one where we have more money available for the club to get the players in that the fans know we need to gain promotion.
Vegas agree on the one hand about money for club new players etc. Big problem is and i don't know if you were around in the 80.s but big ticket price if you sell out no prob . this season as yet we have not and i repeat not sold out ,so high price as newcastle game proved means less not more in ground as happened in the 80.s thus leading tpo a poor atmosphere and a downward spiral so if you think high prices good think again because that road help put us back some 25 yrs .For this point i have to disagree with you very strongly.!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ticket prices, a very contentious subject. Money at the gate means profits in the bank. Profits in the bank means cash available for new signings. New signings could mean prem football. What pricing policy is right for the chance to play in the prem? If we reduced the ticket price by say, a tenner a head, that would cost us about 200k in revenue. Two such matches and we are down 400k. That 400k is a loan player on 20k a week till the end of the season, or two on 10k a week. We have to decide whether we want a pricing policy that the fans thinks is good value or, one where we have more money available for the club to get the players in that the fans know we need to gain promotion.[/p][/quote]Vegas agree on the one hand about money for club new players etc. Big problem is and i don't know if you were around in the 80.s but big ticket price if you sell out no prob . this season as yet we have not and i repeat not sold out ,so high price as newcastle game proved means less not more in ground as happened in the 80.s thus leading tpo a poor atmosphere and a downward spiral so if you think high prices good think again because that road help put us back some 25 yrs .For this point i have to disagree with you very strongly.!!!!!!!!! Far gull
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7:19pm Sun 6 Jan 13

pjwilk says...

With our new Player(s) and that Saints have just drawn with them i think we can do better and win.Show Arsen what a good team we are.
With our new Player(s) and that Saints have just drawn with them i think we can do better and win.Show Arsen what a good team we are. pjwilk
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7:20pm Sun 6 Jan 13

hannover seagull says...

Just got back to Germany after a great weekend
I thought it was still a good crowd when everything is taken into consideration and fully understand opinions of season ticket holders regarding cup games and prices who are in my opinion, the backbone of the club

However its games like this that give me and other supporters who for whatever reason can´t get a season ticket albeit financial or geographic, the chance to support the Albion we love
We are still a long way from the finished article but I thought we won on Saturday because we closed down a lot quicker and were hungrier at the second ball

Bridge and Liam superb

Great draw, hope its on the box

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Just got back to Germany after a great weekend I thought it was still a good crowd when everything is taken into consideration and fully understand opinions of season ticket holders regarding cup games and prices who are in my opinion, the backbone of the club However its games like this that give me and other supporters who for whatever reason can´t get a season ticket albeit financial or geographic, the chance to support the Albion we love We are still a long way from the finished article but I thought we won on Saturday because we closed down a lot quicker and were hungrier at the second ball Bridge and Liam superb Great draw, hope its on the box UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, hannover seagull
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7:26pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ticket prices, a very contentious subject.

Money at the gate means profits in the bank.
Profits in the bank means cash available for new signings.
New signings could mean prem football.

What pricing policy is right for the chance to play in the prem?

If we reduced the ticket price by say, a tenner a head, that would cost us about 200k in revenue. Two such matches and we are down 400k. That 400k is a loan player on 20k a week till the end of the season, or two on 10k a week.

We have to decide whether we want a pricing policy that the fans thinks is good value or, one where we have more money available for the club to get the players in that the fans know we need to gain promotion.
A valid point Vegas, but there has to be a sensible balance and if there are empty seats then the club should use their initiative by using the Internet/mobile phone technology to ensure a full house and also increase revenues further, don't forget the more youngsters that go to see the club at an early age the better, we are already seeing many many more replica shirts in the area compared to 2 or 3 years ago (and its great to see) so it is important that as many of these youngsters get to see their heroes, I still think the club got it wrong on the stadium and hope we can some way still extend it to a 40k capacity, which brings me back to your figures, it's all about Bums on seats and if the club were to use the mobile technology available today asking season ticket holders are you coming if not we use the ticket and give you a voucher or points to spend in the club shop, don't think it's that much of a problem. The buyer can then print out at home an e-ticket! What could be easier.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ticket prices, a very contentious subject. Money at the gate means profits in the bank. Profits in the bank means cash available for new signings. New signings could mean prem football. What pricing policy is right for the chance to play in the prem? If we reduced the ticket price by say, a tenner a head, that would cost us about 200k in revenue. Two such matches and we are down 400k. That 400k is a loan player on 20k a week till the end of the season, or two on 10k a week. We have to decide whether we want a pricing policy that the fans thinks is good value or, one where we have more money available for the club to get the players in that the fans know we need to gain promotion.[/p][/quote]A valid point Vegas, but there has to be a sensible balance and if there are empty seats then the club should use their initiative by using the Internet/mobile phone technology to ensure a full house and also increase revenues further, don't forget the more youngsters that go to see the club at an early age the better, we are already seeing many many more replica shirts in the area compared to 2 or 3 years ago (and its great to see) so it is important that as many of these youngsters get to see their heroes, I still think the club got it wrong on the stadium and hope we can some way still extend it to a 40k capacity, which brings me back to your figures, it's all about Bums on seats and if the club were to use the mobile technology available today asking season ticket holders are you coming if not we use the ticket and give you a voucher or points to spend in the club shop, don't think it's that much of a problem. The buyer can then print out at home an e-ticket! What could be easier. Bucket feet Duffy
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7:53pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

HOVEPARKRESIDENT wrote:
Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.
im surprised you are still on this site, we noticed you never commented on any wins by the Albion, just the usual negative dribble. It's about time this site barred you for being a complete knob!!
[quote][p][bold]HOVEPARKRESIDENT[/bold] wrote: Oh well that'll be the end of Brighton's involvement in the cup for another year. At least they beat a very below average Newcastle on the way to more disappointment.[/p][/quote]im surprised you are still on this site, we noticed you never commented on any wins by the Albion, just the usual negative dribble. It's about time this site barred you for being a complete knob!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
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8:07pm Sun 6 Jan 13

tug509 says...

Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube.

An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA
Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube. An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA tug509
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8:21pm Sun 6 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

Wouldn't it be better if the Argus took down the picture of Arsenal's Podolski and put up a picture of an Albion player at the top of this story?
I suggest Liam Bridcutt after yesterday's performance!
Wouldn't it be better if the Argus took down the picture of Arsenal's Podolski and put up a picture of an Albion player at the top of this story? I suggest Liam Bridcutt after yesterday's performance! sussexram40
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8:24pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Clean Sheet says...

alanbarnett wrote:
Paul-Lincs remembers the first game in the old Div 1, so do I, i was a friend of Peter O'Sullivan, and the next day he said to me that it was a different world, no it wasn't it was a different universe. Let's hope it is not the same feeling if we play Arsenal. It will be interesting if we play the Swans as Gus has often said that he bases our play on them. So then we will have birds of a feather, not sticking together.
Sully was a fantastic servant to the Albion in the '70's, and our best player for several years. Div1 come a bit too late for him.
[quote][p][bold]alanbarnett[/bold] wrote: Paul-Lincs remembers the first game in the old Div 1, so do I, i was a friend of Peter O'Sullivan, and the next day he said to me that it was a different world, no it wasn't it was a different universe. Let's hope it is not the same feeling if we play Arsenal. It will be interesting if we play the Swans as Gus has often said that he bases our play on them. So then we will have birds of a feather, not sticking together.[/p][/quote]Sully was a fantastic servant to the Albion in the '70's, and our best player for several years. Div1 come a bit too late for him. Clean Sheet
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8:35pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Hovite says...

tug509 wrote:
Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube.

An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA
I hate phil collins ;o)
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube. An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA[/p][/quote]I hate phil collins ;o) Hovite
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8:41pm Sun 6 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Alison Smith wrote:
Paul-Lincs wrote:
Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?
I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost!
Wasnt happy for me...I got beaten up and had me Fila tracksuit ripped and my puma Viljas knicked, lost me bus ticket and had to walk back to Southwick!!!
[quote][p][bold]Alison Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul-Lincs[/bold] wrote: Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?[/p][/quote]I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost![/p][/quote]Wasnt happy for me...I got beaten up and had me Fila tracksuit ripped and my puma Viljas knicked, lost me bus ticket and had to walk back to Southwick!!! weststandupperlacostearmy
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8:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

Haha, poor wee Swansea, everyone wants to watch Brighton vs Arsenal. I want that too, but Swansea will give them a real game, we will see.
Haha, poor wee Swansea, everyone wants to watch Brighton vs Arsenal. I want that too, but Swansea will give them a real game, we will see. Alan G Skinner
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8:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
Alison Smith wrote:
Paul-Lincs wrote:
Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?
I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost!
Wasnt happy for me...I got beaten up and had me Fila tracksuit ripped and my puma Viljas knicked, lost me bus ticket and had to walk back to Southwick!!!
ps, I had sore feet by the time i got home...so yes revenge will be sweet!!!
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alison Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul-Lincs[/bold] wrote: Our first game in the old 1st Division was against Arsenal, they beat us 4-0. Time for revenge I think?[/p][/quote]I queued for four hours to stand on the East Terrace for that one, happy days even though we lost![/p][/quote]Wasnt happy for me...I got beaten up and had me Fila tracksuit ripped and my puma Viljas knicked, lost me bus ticket and had to walk back to Southwick!!![/p][/quote]ps, I had sore feet by the time i got home...so yes revenge will be sweet!!! weststandupperlacostearmy
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8:54pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
Haha, poor wee Swansea, everyone wants to watch Brighton vs Arsenal. I want that too, but Swansea will give them a real game, we will see.
Think we have more chance v arsenal than Swansea . Swans big chance to win something as pretty safe in pl . Gunners have champ league to play in and to qualify for next year. We will see. All good fun.
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: Haha, poor wee Swansea, everyone wants to watch Brighton vs Arsenal. I want that too, but Swansea will give them a real game, we will see.[/p][/quote]Think we have more chance v arsenal than Swansea . Swans big chance to win something as pretty safe in pl . Gunners have champ league to play in and to qualify for next year. We will see. All good fun. Far gull
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9:02pm Sun 6 Jan 13

HOVEPARKPRESIDENT. says...

Prefer to beat arsenal rather than swansea, then man utd in the next round at old trafford but happy tonarrowly lose that one 4-5 and concentrate on the league. Then to finish the season palace in the play off final and sweet revenge CMS hat trick. Super seagulls.
Prefer to beat arsenal rather than swansea, then man utd in the next round at old trafford but happy tonarrowly lose that one 4-5 and concentrate on the league. Then to finish the season palace in the play off final and sweet revenge CMS hat trick. Super seagulls. HOVEPARKPRESIDENT.
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9:07pm Sun 6 Jan 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

I'd prefer we play Arsenal so that Adam El Abd can mark Walcott, and thus for the first and only time this season mark someone who is shorter than he is down the middle. That leaves Podolski to be marked by Greer. Either way they'll murder us for pace but cant out do us for aerial power.
I'd prefer we play Arsenal so that Adam El Abd can mark Walcott, and thus for the first and only time this season mark someone who is shorter than he is down the middle. That leaves Podolski to be marked by Greer. Either way they'll murder us for pace but cant out do us for aerial power. PressBoxTeaBoy
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9:19pm Sun 6 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Maybe one way in which modern techno can be used to fill empty season ticket holders seats would be to automaticaly charge their account for the seat. If the holder knew this was going to happen and also knew that they would not be attending, they would advise the club and the ticket price would be removed from their account, a 24 hour window would apply.

By doing this the club would have 24 hours to sell the tickets at what ever price they want.

I don't know how you plan for empty seats. If Arsenal are next in the FA Cup we should sell out, would we for Swansea? When would we know that we have seats available, on the day, the day before or two days before.
If you are going to offer the seats out to youth organizations, at what ever rate, would they not need time to put their visit together. The youth need to be supervised.

It is easy on the day to say, wow we have a lot of empty seats but by then it's too late. Last minute cheap seats might encourage people not to buy at full price, hang back hoping for a bargain.








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Maybe one way in which modern techno can be used to fill empty season ticket holders seats would be to automaticaly charge their account for the seat. If the holder knew this was going to happen and also knew that they would not be attending, they would advise the club and the ticket price would be removed from their account, a 24 hour window would apply. By doing this the club would have 24 hours to sell the tickets at what ever price they want. I don't know how you plan for empty seats. If Arsenal are next in the FA Cup we should sell out, would we for Swansea? When would we know that we have seats available, on the day, the day before or two days before. If you are going to offer the seats out to youth organizations, at what ever rate, would they not need time to put their visit together. The youth need to be supervised. It is easy on the day to say, wow we have a lot of empty seats but by then it's too late. Last minute cheap seats might encourage people not to buy at full price, hang back hoping for a bargain. . VegasSeagull
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9:26pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Just viewed sky sports transfer centre . Gus virtually saying come get Liam !!! Real Madrid though so would be gd for the transfer money or he wants a player swap deal for Ronaldo ;-) .
Just viewed sky sports transfer centre . Gus virtually saying come get Liam !!! Real Madrid though so would be gd for the transfer money or he wants a player swap deal for Ronaldo ;-) . Far gull
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9:55pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Stewiebythesea says...

Aylesburyseagull wrote:
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls!
[quote][p][bold]Aylesburyseagull[/bold] wrote: Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!![/p][/quote]My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls! Stewiebythesea
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10:32pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

Stewiebythesea wrote:
Aylesburyseagull wrote:
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls!
I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet
[quote][p][bold]Stewiebythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aylesburyseagull[/bold] wrote: Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!![/p][/quote]My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls![/p][/quote]I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet Grumpy0ldman
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10:32pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

Stewiebythesea wrote:
Aylesburyseagull wrote:
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls!
I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet
[quote][p][bold]Stewiebythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aylesburyseagull[/bold] wrote: Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!![/p][/quote]My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls![/p][/quote]I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet Grumpy0ldman
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10:39pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Clean Sheet says...

Hovite wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube.

An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA
I hate phil collins ;o)
Phil Collins is the best drummer I have ever seen.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube. An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA[/p][/quote]I hate phil collins ;o)[/p][/quote]Phil Collins is the best drummer I have ever seen. Clean Sheet
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10:43pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Seagull John says...

golddene wrote:
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Well, aren't you a piece of work. Why do you insult season ticket holders by calling them so called fans. How can you describe my wife and I and son as fickle when we stumped up £1875 for three season tickets in advance regardless of potential form and prospects and set aside our time for every home League match from the day the fixtures are announced. My father started watching from 1926 and became a STH when he could afford it followed by me, then my wife, then my son. How dare you suggest I and my wife as loyal fans for over 40 years should be regarded as fickle just because £123 seemed a lot to spend when for once, we could support from home. Does it even occur to you that the people around you might have been forced to find cheaper seats elsewhere? Frankly I doubt if they missed you either!! I will make my own choice regarding the next match too and I'm sure the glory hunters who went to the one match against Premier League opponents will still come second best to my priority for seats and rightly so.
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]Well, aren't you a piece of work. Why do you insult season ticket holders by calling them so called fans. How can you describe my wife and I and son as fickle when we stumped up £1875 for three season tickets in advance regardless of potential form and prospects and set aside our time for every home League match from the day the fixtures are announced. My father started watching from 1926 and became a STH when he could afford it followed by me, then my wife, then my son. How dare you suggest I and my wife as loyal fans for over 40 years should be regarded as fickle just because £123 seemed a lot to spend when for once, we could support from home. Does it even occur to you that the people around you might have been forced to find cheaper seats elsewhere? Frankly I doubt if they missed you either!! I will make my own choice regarding the next match too and I'm sure the glory hunters who went to the one match against Premier League opponents will still come second best to my priority for seats and rightly so. Seagull John
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11:13pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Hovite wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube.

An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA
I hate phil collins ;o)
Phil Collins is the best drummer I have ever seen.
I've seen a gorilla on TV drum the intro to one of his songs, probably as good, if not better than the original.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Hello Vegas,hope your well mate,if you dont already know it ,check out .Genesis ,Match of the day.On you tube. An oldie but definitely a goodie. I can see Hovite liking it ,and"(little turd) forever more known as LT not understanding it because its about football. All the best everyone. UTA[/p][/quote]I hate phil collins ;o)[/p][/quote]Phil Collins is the best drummer I have ever seen.[/p][/quote]I've seen a gorilla on TV drum the intro to one of his songs, probably as good, if not better than the original. Hovite
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11:22pm Sun 6 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

Arsenal now have7 games in 21 days if they get past Swansea.
• 13 Jan: Man City (h) Premier League
• 16 Jan: Swansea (h) FA Cup
• 20 Jan: Chelsea (a) Premier League
• 23 Jan: West Ham (h) Premier League
• 26/27 Jan: Brighton (a) FA Cup fourth round
• 30 Jan: Liverpool (h) Premier League
• 2 Feb: Stoke (a) Premier League
I would expect some more squad rotation.
Arsenal now have7 games in 21 days if they get past Swansea. • 13 Jan: Man City (h) Premier League • 16 Jan: Swansea (h) FA Cup • 20 Jan: Chelsea (a) Premier League • 23 Jan: West Ham (h) Premier League • 26/27 Jan: Brighton (a) FA Cup fourth round • 30 Jan: Liverpool (h) Premier League • 2 Feb: Stoke (a) Premier League I would expect some more squad rotation. championshipgull
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12:25am Mon 7 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Maybe one way in which modern techno can be used to fill empty season ticket holders seats would be to automaticaly charge their account for the seat. If the holder knew this was going to happen and also knew that they would not be attending, they would advise the club and the ticket price would be removed from their account, a 24 hour window would apply.

By doing this the club would have 24 hours to sell the tickets at what ever price they want.

I don't know how you plan for empty seats. If Arsenal are next in the FA Cup we should sell out, would we for Swansea? When would we know that we have seats available, on the day, the day before or two days before.
If you are going to offer the seats out to youth organizations, at what ever rate, would they not need time to put their visit together. The youth need to be supervised.

It is easy on the day to say, wow we have a lot of empty seats but by then it's too late. Last minute cheap seats might encourage people not to buy at full price, hang back hoping for a bargain.








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Mine is already charged fo four seats at £114.00 per month as are a lot of season ticket holders on a monthly basis any ideas
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Maybe one way in which modern techno can be used to fill empty season ticket holders seats would be to automaticaly charge their account for the seat. If the holder knew this was going to happen and also knew that they would not be attending, they would advise the club and the ticket price would be removed from their account, a 24 hour window would apply. By doing this the club would have 24 hours to sell the tickets at what ever price they want. I don't know how you plan for empty seats. If Arsenal are next in the FA Cup we should sell out, would we for Swansea? When would we know that we have seats available, on the day, the day before or two days before. If you are going to offer the seats out to youth organizations, at what ever rate, would they not need time to put their visit together. The youth need to be supervised. It is easy on the day to say, wow we have a lot of empty seats but by then it's too late. Last minute cheap seats might encourage people not to buy at full price, hang back hoping for a bargain. .[/p][/quote]Mine is already charged fo four seats at £114.00 per month as are a lot of season ticket holders on a monthly basis any ideas Bucket feet Duffy
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12:29am Mon 7 Jan 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Seagull John wrote:
golddene wrote:
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Well, aren't you a piece of work. Why do you insult season ticket holders by calling them so called fans. How can you describe my wife and I and son as fickle when we stumped up £1875 for three season tickets in advance regardless of potential form and prospects and set aside our time for every home League match from the day the fixtures are announced. My father started watching from 1926 and became a STH when he could afford it followed by me, then my wife, then my son. How dare you suggest I and my wife as loyal fans for over 40 years should be regarded as fickle just because £123 seemed a lot to spend when for once, we could support from home. Does it even occur to you that the people around you might have been forced to find cheaper seats elsewhere? Frankly I doubt if they missed you either!! I will make my own choice regarding the next match too and I'm sure the glory hunters who went to the one match against Premier League opponents will still come second best to my priority for seats and rightly so.
I shouldn't fret to much there are still so called supporters of Man U that have never been to a match out there and if they have been once and you question it they get very animated, lol
[quote][p][bold]Seagull John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]Well, aren't you a piece of work. Why do you insult season ticket holders by calling them so called fans. How can you describe my wife and I and son as fickle when we stumped up £1875 for three season tickets in advance regardless of potential form and prospects and set aside our time for every home League match from the day the fixtures are announced. My father started watching from 1926 and became a STH when he could afford it followed by me, then my wife, then my son. How dare you suggest I and my wife as loyal fans for over 40 years should be regarded as fickle just because £123 seemed a lot to spend when for once, we could support from home. Does it even occur to you that the people around you might have been forced to find cheaper seats elsewhere? Frankly I doubt if they missed you either!! I will make my own choice regarding the next match too and I'm sure the glory hunters who went to the one match against Premier League opponents will still come second best to my priority for seats and rightly so.[/p][/quote]I shouldn't fret to much there are still so called supporters of Man U that have never been to a match out there and if they have been once and you question it they get very animated, lol Bucket feet Duffy
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2:14am Mon 7 Jan 13

Ken in Spain says...

So pleased with the draw. My first reaction was, good, two footballing sides. Either one will do for me.
Albion looked absolutely superb to me, watching on TV. Say what you like about Newcastle but Albion bossed that game and looked the Premiership side.

Adam el-Abd makes me laugh. He could wind up a saint. He's very clever you know. He gets under the skin of opponents and then there is only one winner. Love him!
So pleased with the draw. My first reaction was, good, two footballing sides. Either one will do for me. Albion looked absolutely superb to me, watching on TV. Say what you like about Newcastle but Albion bossed that game and looked the Premiership side. Adam el-Abd makes me laugh. He could wind up a saint. He's very clever you know. He gets under the skin of opponents and then there is only one winner. Love him! Ken in Spain
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2:14am Mon 7 Jan 13

Baldseagull says...

Stewiebythesea wrote:
Aylesburyseagull wrote:
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls!
I remember Arsenal fans petrol bombing Hove Station and getting a bit of a kicking in Old Shoreham Road.
[quote][p][bold]Stewiebythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aylesburyseagull[/bold] wrote: Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!![/p][/quote]My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls![/p][/quote]I remember Arsenal fans petrol bombing Hove Station and getting a bit of a kicking in Old Shoreham Road. Baldseagull
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6:18am Mon 7 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Ken in Spain wrote:
So pleased with the draw. My first reaction was, good, two footballing sides. Either one will do for me.
Albion looked absolutely superb to me, watching on TV. Say what you like about Newcastle but Albion bossed that game and looked the Premiership side.

Adam el-Abd makes me laugh. He could wind up a saint. He's very clever you know. He gets under the skin of opponents and then there is only one winner. Love him!
The only striker this season to get the better of Adam el abd was that Watford guy who scored two against us. He was too quick across the ground and Adam could not catch him to pat him on the back of the head. He is a throw back to another era of centre back's. Wonderful ! Only just behind Liam and Wayne for our best player this season. IMHO
[quote][p][bold]Ken in Spain[/bold] wrote: So pleased with the draw. My first reaction was, good, two footballing sides. Either one will do for me. Albion looked absolutely superb to me, watching on TV. Say what you like about Newcastle but Albion bossed that game and looked the Premiership side. Adam el-Abd makes me laugh. He could wind up a saint. He's very clever you know. He gets under the skin of opponents and then there is only one winner. Love him![/p][/quote]The only striker this season to get the better of Adam el abd was that Watford guy who scored two against us. He was too quick across the ground and Adam could not catch him to pat him on the back of the head. He is a throw back to another era of centre back's. Wonderful ! Only just behind Liam and Wayne for our best player this season. IMHO Far gull
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7:11am Mon 7 Jan 13

pebble counter says...

Far gull wrote:
Ken in Spain wrote: So pleased with the draw. My first reaction was, good, two footballing sides. Either one will do for me. Albion looked absolutely superb to me, watching on TV. Say what you like about Newcastle but Albion bossed that game and looked the Premiership side. Adam el-Abd makes me laugh. He could wind up a saint. He's very clever you know. He gets under the skin of opponents and then there is only one winner. Love him!
The only striker this season to get the better of Adam el abd was that Watford guy who scored two against us. He was too quick across the ground and Adam could not catch him to pat him on the back of the head. He is a throw back to another era of centre back's. Wonderful ! Only just behind Liam and Wayne for our best player this season. IMHO
He's brilliant isn't he? The look of empathy on his face when Newcastle's captain was sent off, as if he genuinely cared for the harsh but fortunate decision. My favourite too.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ken in Spain[/bold] wrote: So pleased with the draw. My first reaction was, good, two footballing sides. Either one will do for me. Albion looked absolutely superb to me, watching on TV. Say what you like about Newcastle but Albion bossed that game and looked the Premiership side. Adam el-Abd makes me laugh. He could wind up a saint. He's very clever you know. He gets under the skin of opponents and then there is only one winner. Love him![/p][/quote]The only striker this season to get the better of Adam el abd was that Watford guy who scored two against us. He was too quick across the ground and Adam could not catch him to pat him on the back of the head. He is a throw back to another era of centre back's. Wonderful ! Only just behind Liam and Wayne for our best player this season. IMHO[/p][/quote]He's brilliant isn't he? The look of empathy on his face when Newcastle's captain was sent off, as if he genuinely cared for the harsh but fortunate decision. My favourite too. pebble counter
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8:12am Mon 7 Jan 13

mark by the sea says...

Sack gus today, get rid of anyway er who had more than one beer this weekend. And get that gambler off the board. Some of you wanted Gus sacked 10 days ago! Some want to aim at our players..
I think gambling is a sin! Lol
Great performance some excellent players .. Bridge on 90k a week .. Broke his gut to get to the ball, without worrying about the ad boards coming up as he crossed the ball.. My highlight.
Sack gus today, get rid of anyway er who had more than one beer this weekend. And get that gambler off the board. Some of you wanted Gus sacked 10 days ago! Some want to aim at our players.. I think gambling is a sin! Lol Great performance some excellent players .. Bridge on 90k a week .. Broke his gut to get to the ball, without worrying about the ad boards coming up as he crossed the ball.. My highlight. mark by the sea
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9:05am Mon 7 Jan 13

DorsetSeagull says...

Anyone seen the Mirror's match report today? Whole 2 page spread devoted to Newcastles' woes, and Liam rated 7/10 for a performance like that. What happened to credit where it's due?
Anyone seen the Mirror's match report today? Whole 2 page spread devoted to Newcastles' woes, and Liam rated 7/10 for a performance like that. What happened to credit where it's due? DorsetSeagull
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10:47am Mon 7 Jan 13

raymondo999 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
golddene wrote:
Alan G Skinner wrote:
golddene wrote:
Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.
Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three!
Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS
Ahhh poor you having the problem of starting chants around strangers, must be a hard life!!

Your first comment was rather insensitive given that many people clearly may not have the disposable income that you have. Not going to the cup match does not mean they are not "true fans"!! Comments like that wind me up.

As far as I'm concerned we should welcome any fan even those who attend one or two games per season!
Are you allowed to go to the Amex if you are just a neutral football supporter, or do you have to chant?Also do people actually have the money to spend nearly £50 per ticket? Albion where selling tickets for one adult and two children for £37 on the day, seems reasonable
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Fantastic draw, wonder how many of our so called fans will want their season ticket seats for this one? my £41.00 for my reserved seat yesterday was well worth it and all the new comers who attended yesterday some for the first time should be given some sort of priority over the fickle thousands, you either support your team or you don't and there we're a lot of our so called fans missing,where i sit i know all the people around me and both sides of me and back and front we're nowhere to be seen but to be really honest we did'nt miss them as the atmosphere, although subdued at first,soon became a cauldron of noise as these "new comers" warmed to the game and their inhibitions relaxed.Keep coming you guys we need noisy support.SEAGULLS.[/p][/quote]Look at attendances up and down the country yesterday, we did better than most and our game was charged at full price and was on national television. Why not look at it from a positive viewpoint. Because some Season Ticket Holders didnt attend yesterday, it gave those who can't afford Season Tickets the chance to attend our wonderful home. You should also consider that many people dont just have one Season Ticket to pay for, I for example have three![/p][/quote]Sorry you are probably right its just that where i sit C section lower west,there we,re only eight regulars out of twenty to thirty odd that I say hello to at most matches who bothered to turn up, this was doubly annoying as it takes a lot of courage to start chants etc even when you are acquainted with them but when its strangers around you it can be quite daunting.sorry again,SEAGULLS[/p][/quote]Ahhh poor you having the problem of starting chants around strangers, must be a hard life!! Your first comment was rather insensitive given that many people clearly may not have the disposable income that you have. Not going to the cup match does not mean they are not "true fans"!! Comments like that wind me up. As far as I'm concerned we should welcome any fan even those who attend one or two games per season![/p][/quote]Are you allowed to go to the Amex if you are just a neutral football supporter, or do you have to chant?Also do people actually have the money to spend nearly £50 per ticket? Albion where selling tickets for one adult and two children for £37 on the day, seems reasonable raymondo999
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10:55am Mon 7 Jan 13

pjwilk says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Anyone watch the Mansfield v Liverpool game. Fantastic effort from The Stags and the Mansfield manager interviewed after the game was pure class. A great example to all managers.
Definate handball by Liverpool for their winner.Never accidental in a million years .Should have been a draw and a replay at Anfield.Would have been some cash that Mansfield need and deserve.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: Anyone watch the Mansfield v Liverpool game. Fantastic effort from The Stags and the Mansfield manager interviewed after the game was pure class. A great example to all managers.[/p][/quote]Definate handball by Liverpool for their winner.Never accidental in a million years .Should have been a draw and a replay at Anfield.Would have been some cash that Mansfield need and deserve. pjwilk
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12:52pm Mon 7 Jan 13

mark5 says...

Grumpy0ldman wrote:
Stewiebythesea wrote:
Aylesburyseagull wrote:
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls!
I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet
I was there too. All their fans came in the back of the North Stand and there was much confusion and punches thrown, until the police got top side of things about 20 mins later, ha,ha! North Stand had no roof then i recall!
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stewiebythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aylesburyseagull[/bold] wrote: Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!![/p][/quote]My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls![/p][/quote]I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet[/p][/quote]I was there too. All their fans came in the back of the North Stand and there was much confusion and punches thrown, until the police got top side of things about 20 mins later, ha,ha! North Stand had no roof then i recall! mark5
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3:28pm Mon 7 Jan 13

LAWgull says...

good old sussex by the sea
good old sussex by the sea
you can tell them all
that we stuffed ARSENAL
good old sussex by the sea !!!
good old sussex by the sea good old sussex by the sea you can tell them all that we stuffed ARSENAL good old sussex by the sea !!! LAWgull
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3:52pm Mon 7 Jan 13

tug509 says...

mark5 wrote:
Grumpy0ldman wrote:
Stewiebythesea wrote:
Aylesburyseagull wrote:
Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!!
My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls!
I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet
I was there too. All their fans came in the back of the North Stand and there was much confusion and punches thrown, until the police got top side of things about 20 mins later, ha,ha! North Stand had no roof then i recall!
I was there too Mark 5,i just checked the details and it was Aug 18,the first game of the season,28,604. I was 16 at the time and very much remember the Arsenal getting in the North Stand,i fell flat on my face and was helped up by one of the well known local lads,i hope he doesn`t mind me thanking him again all these years later,i could never remember which of the brothers it was ,but it was either Mark or Graham Poulter,anyway the Arsenal fans were out for blood so i am very grateful. But as i recall Mark 5 the North Stand did have a roof at the time. UTA
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stewiebythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aylesburyseagull[/bold] wrote: Who remembers a packed Goldstone back in '88 when the gunners won a very tight contest 2-1? Lets hope the atmosphere then will be repeated IF they overcome Swansea!![/p][/quote]My first ever game was against Arsenal at the goldstone ground. Although we lost I'll never forget that day and look forward to revenge at the Amex. Go seagulls![/p][/quote]I was there. Brighton lost 4-0. Same result this year.......I bet[/p][/quote]I was there too. All their fans came in the back of the North Stand and there was much confusion and punches thrown, until the police got top side of things about 20 mins later, ha,ha! North Stand had no roof then i recall![/p][/quote]I was there too Mark 5,i just checked the details and it was Aug 18,the first game of the season,28,604. I was 16 at the time and very much remember the Arsenal getting in the North Stand,i fell flat on my face and was helped up by one of the well known local lads,i hope he doesn`t mind me thanking him again all these years later,i could never remember which of the brothers it was ,but it was either Mark or Graham Poulter,anyway the Arsenal fans were out for blood so i am very grateful. But as i recall Mark 5 the North Stand did have a roof at the time. UTA tug509
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7:45pm Mon 7 Jan 13

hubby says...

I hate and detest Arsenal with a passion.I usually want them to lose every game.
I want them to beat Swansea though so that BHA can kick their arrogant butts at the AMEX.
I hate and detest Arsenal with a passion.I usually want them to lose every game. I want them to beat Swansea though so that BHA can kick their arrogant butts at the AMEX. hubby
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