Orlandi says FA Cup will not distract Albion

The Argus: Andrea Orlandi says the Cup clash with Arsenal is great for the club Andrea Orlandi says the Cup clash with Arsenal is great for the club

ANDREA Orlandi insists Albion’s FA Cup clash against Arsenal will not detract from the main goal of promotion to the Premier League.

The Seagulls head into tomorrow’s fourth round tie at The Amex four points outside the Championship play-offs after producing one of their worst performances of the season at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday.

They needed a penalty deep into injury time from David to rescue a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park, prompting fears that the Arsenal tie was an unwelcome diversion.

But Orlandi said: “The cup is a nice distraction. We’ve been able to play against Newcastle and now Arsenal so it’s a great motivation.

“Obviously our main target is the league but a game against Arsenal is great for the club and for the fans and if you can win a game like the one on Saturday it is going to give us a confidence boost.”

Orlandi, on target in the 2-0 win against Newcastle, has another chance to showcase his talents after making just three appearances in the Premier League for previous club swansea.

The Spanish midfielder, 28, said: “I only smelled the Premier League a little bit but I want to be part of it 100 per cent and that’s the plan here at Brighton. That’s what we are fighting for and working for.”

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2:10pm Fri 25 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

In response to the head line, how could it, we are not playing anyone before Arsenal.

Perhaps he means, after we beat Arsenal it won't distract us.
In response to the head line, how could it, we are not playing anyone before Arsenal. Perhaps he means, after we beat Arsenal it won't distract us. VegasSeagull

2:54pm Fri 25 Jan 13

saraman says...

Absolutely amazing. As soon as Ulloas' clearance came through the whole mood of everyone has changed to ''ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, REJECT THE NEGATIVE, DON'T MESS WITH MR INBETWEEN'' Sorry to shout but that's just how I feel.
Absolutely amazing. As soon as Ulloas' clearance came through the whole mood of everyone has changed to ''ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, REJECT THE NEGATIVE, DON'T MESS WITH MR INBETWEEN'' Sorry to shout but that's just how I feel. saraman

3:03pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Hovite says...

saraman, don't speak to soon but enjoy the moment.
saraman, don't speak to soon but enjoy the moment. Hovite

3:21pm Fri 25 Jan 13

saraman says...

Hovite wrote:
saraman, don't speak to soon but enjoy the moment.
Guess what Hovite. I haven't got my seat for tomorrow. I've had a bad dose of flu for 3 weeks and when I felt up to it I was too late. I'm gutted but will be cheering the lads on from my armchair. I'll make sure I get my seat for the next round.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: saraman, don't speak to soon but enjoy the moment.[/p][/quote]Guess what Hovite. I haven't got my seat for tomorrow. I've had a bad dose of flu for 3 weeks and when I felt up to it I was too late. I'm gutted but will be cheering the lads on from my armchair. I'll make sure I get my seat for the next round. saraman

3:24pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

He's got that the wrong way round - we don't want the LEAGUE to distract from the CUP! There is of course no reason why either should detract from the other: we should always just focus on trying to win the next game regardless of which competition it's in

"Oh we're going up and we'll win the Cup!" as the song goes.
He's got that the wrong way round - we don't want the LEAGUE to distract from the CUP! There is of course no reason why either should detract from the other: we should always just focus on trying to win the next game regardless of which competition it's in "Oh we're going up and we'll win the Cup!" as the song goes. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit

4:04pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Clean Sheet says...

Actually, while these are nice words, and we fans always see the same, I don't believe them. The opportunity to test yourself against the Gooners will be very focussing to most footballers. How else do you explain our limp display on Tuesday, and the same against Watford, just before the Newcastle match?

As a fan, I want to see the team give 100% every time, play to our best postential. If we dio this againt the Gooners and fail, so be it. Same against our League opponents. What gets stuck in my craw, is a limp display in any match. These are professional footballers, paid to do what most of us would love to do!
Actually, while these are nice words, and we fans always see the same, I don't believe them. The opportunity to test yourself against the Gooners will be very focussing to most footballers. How else do you explain our limp display on Tuesday, and the same against Watford, just before the Newcastle match? As a fan, I want to see the team give 100% every time, play to our best postential. If we dio this againt the Gooners and fail, so be it. Same against our League opponents. What gets stuck in my craw, is a limp display in any match. These are professional footballers, paid to do what most of us would love to do! Clean Sheet

4:12pm Fri 25 Jan 13

bruce beckett says...

Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year.

Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows?

Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week.

For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).
Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year. Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows? Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week. For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox). bruce beckett

4:22pm Fri 25 Jan 13

raymondo999 says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year.

Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows?

Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week.

For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).
One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster.....
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year. Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows? Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week. For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).[/p][/quote]One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster..... raymondo999

5:14pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Gaviotas Espana says...

How about our teams name these days being "BRIGHTON & HOVE ATLETICO"!

Am I being cynical?

Bring on the "Guns" tomorrow-should be a fantastic atmosphere.
How about our teams name these days being "BRIGHTON & HOVE ATLETICO"! Am I being cynical? Bring on the "Guns" tomorrow-should be a fantastic atmosphere. Gaviotas Espana

6:02pm Fri 25 Jan 13

tug509 says...

raymondo999 wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year.

Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows?

Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week.

For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).
One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster.....
Steve Foster, after having been the best defender ,and the biggest role model great ,his attitude towards the club,and subsequent performance,not forgetting the effect it had on the team,dubious. UTA
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year. Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows? Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week. For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).[/p][/quote]One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster.....[/p][/quote]Steve Foster, after having been the best defender ,and the biggest role model great ,his attitude towards the club,and subsequent performance,not forgetting the effect it had on the team,dubious. UTA tug509

6:06pm Fri 25 Jan 13

tug509 says...

tug509 wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year.

Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows?

Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week.

For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).
One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster.....
Steve Foster, after having been the best defender ,and the biggest role model great ,his attitude towards the club,and subsequent performance,not forgetting the effect it had on the team,dubious. UTA
You should of been focusing on the first game,when we were truly the better side. UTA
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year. Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows? Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week. For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).[/p][/quote]One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster.....[/p][/quote]Steve Foster, after having been the best defender ,and the biggest role model great ,his attitude towards the club,and subsequent performance,not forgetting the effect it had on the team,dubious. UTA[/p][/quote]You should of been focusing on the first game,when we were truly the better side. UTA tug509

6:14pm Fri 25 Jan 13

mikeygit says...

Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds.
Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds. mikeygit

6:14pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Hovite says...

tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year.

Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows?

Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week.

For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).
One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster.....
Steve Foster, after having been the best defender ,and the biggest role model great ,his attitude towards the club,and subsequent performance,not forgetting the effect it had on the team,dubious. UTA
You should of been focusing on the first game,when we were truly the better side. UTA
Have to agree, Foster was suspended for the first game and Gary Stevens did a great job. Foster was pants in the replay.

The argument even in those days was whether Foster should get his position back.

Chris Ramsey was great in the first game too, until Whiteside ended his career in the game.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Be interesting to see how strong a side Mr. Wenger puts out against us tomorrow. Full strength and we could be in trouble, judging by their display against the Hammers in midweek, but anything less and we will be in with a chance. All I hope is that we don't let ourselves down like we did at Liverpool last year. Be interesting too to see how Gus plays it. Will he start Ulloa? Methinks he'll probably be on the bench but he needs a game to get used to our style so who knows? Would love to do a 'Bradford' and go all the way to Wembley (had two great days out there in 83) but would take a play-off place over a cup run any day of the week. For all those lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy the day! As usual, I'll be streaming the game here in the good old USA (if it's not live on Fox).[/p][/quote]One great day in 83, being 4 -0 down at half time took the shine off the second day. There's only one Stevie Foster.....[/p][/quote]Steve Foster, after having been the best defender ,and the biggest role model great ,his attitude towards the club,and subsequent performance,not forgetting the effect it had on the team,dubious. UTA[/p][/quote]You should of been focusing on the first game,when we were truly the better side. UTA[/p][/quote]Have to agree, Foster was suspended for the first game and Gary Stevens did a great job. Foster was pants in the replay. The argument even in those days was whether Foster should get his position back. Chris Ramsey was great in the first game too, until Whiteside ended his career in the game. Hovite

6:20pm Fri 25 Jan 13

bruce beckett says...

"Stevie Foster, Stevie Foster, what a difference you have made!"

That and getting a pint of beer thrown over me by a Man Utd fan.

Yeah, perhaps the replay wasn't quite such a good night out after all! But the first game and the semi-final against Weds at Highbury will be memories I'll cherish til the day I die.
"Stevie Foster, Stevie Foster, what a difference you have made!" That and getting a pint of beer thrown over me by a Man Utd fan. Yeah, perhaps the replay wasn't quite such a good night out after all! But the first game and the semi-final against Weds at Highbury will be memories I'll cherish til the day I die. bruce beckett

6:27pm Fri 25 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Bruce the game in on in USA, Fox Soccer have it live.

6-30am Nevada time is the preamble with the match at 7am.
Bruce the game in on in USA, Fox Soccer have it live. 6-30am Nevada time is the preamble with the match at 7am. VegasSeagull

6:29pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Hovite says...

bruce beckett wrote:
"Stevie Foster, Stevie Foster, what a difference you have made!"

That and getting a pint of beer thrown over me by a Man Utd fan.

Yeah, perhaps the replay wasn't quite such a good night out after all! But the first game and the semi-final against Weds at Highbury will be memories I'll cherish til the day I die.
Yep Case and Robinson got that for us.

Neil Smiley and Gary Howlett were always entertaining as well.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: "Stevie Foster, Stevie Foster, what a difference you have made!" That and getting a pint of beer thrown over me by a Man Utd fan. Yeah, perhaps the replay wasn't quite such a good night out after all! But the first game and the semi-final against Weds at Highbury will be memories I'll cherish til the day I die.[/p][/quote]Yep Case and Robinson got that for us. Neil Smiley and Gary Howlett were always entertaining as well. Hovite

7:06pm Fri 25 Jan 13

bruce beckett says...

Thanks for the info, Vegas. I'm in New York so will be a 10 am kick off for me.
Thanks for the info, Vegas. I'm in New York so will be a 10 am kick off for me. bruce beckett

7:08pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

mikeygit wrote:
Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds.
The Ball 'Boy' (aged 17) should be charged with incitement and a further offence of being a big girl's blouse. I detest those sanctimonious FA spokesmen and the PFA officials spouting their PC rubbish because they are not brave enought to speak the truth and criticise the real culprit (the Ball Boy). If Hazard is punished, the Ball Boy should be too. He desired attention and got it. There was no 'mens rea' (guilty intent) on Hazard's part to hurt the boy and the evidence clearly shows he kicked the ball. The ref should have ignored it as he based his decision on the little scumbag rolling around and not with the evidence of his own eyes.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds.[/p][/quote]The Ball 'Boy' (aged 17) should be charged with incitement and a further offence of being a big girl's blouse. I detest those sanctimonious FA spokesmen and the PFA officials spouting their PC rubbish because they are not brave enought to speak the truth and criticise the real culprit (the Ball Boy). If Hazard is punished, the Ball Boy should be too. He desired attention and got it. There was no 'mens rea' (guilty intent) on Hazard's part to hurt the boy and the evidence clearly shows he kicked the ball. The ref should have ignored it as he based his decision on the little scumbag rolling around and not with the evidence of his own eyes. Claude Back

7:16pm Fri 25 Jan 13

saraman says...

Claude Back wrote:
mikeygit wrote: Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds.
The Ball 'Boy' (aged 17) should be charged with incitement and a further offence of being a big girl's blouse. I detest those sanctimonious FA spokesmen and the PFA officials spouting their PC rubbish because they are not brave enought to speak the truth and criticise the real culprit (the Ball Boy). If Hazard is punished, the Ball Boy should be too. He desired attention and got it. There was no 'mens rea' (guilty intent) on Hazard's part to hurt the boy and the evidence clearly shows he kicked the ball. The ref should have ignored it as he based his decision on the little scumbag rolling around and not with the evidence of his own eyes.
Here here
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds.[/p][/quote]The Ball 'Boy' (aged 17) should be charged with incitement and a further offence of being a big girl's blouse. I detest those sanctimonious FA spokesmen and the PFA officials spouting their PC rubbish because they are not brave enought to speak the truth and criticise the real culprit (the Ball Boy). If Hazard is punished, the Ball Boy should be too. He desired attention and got it. There was no 'mens rea' (guilty intent) on Hazard's part to hurt the boy and the evidence clearly shows he kicked the ball. The ref should have ignored it as he based his decision on the little scumbag rolling around and not with the evidence of his own eyes.[/p][/quote]Here here saraman

7:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

saraman wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
mikeygit wrote: Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds.
The Ball 'Boy' (aged 17) should be charged with incitement and a further offence of being a big girl's blouse. I detest those sanctimonious FA spokesmen and the PFA officials spouting their PC rubbish because they are not brave enought to speak the truth and criticise the real culprit (the Ball Boy). If Hazard is punished, the Ball Boy should be too. He desired attention and got it. There was no 'mens rea' (guilty intent) on Hazard's part to hurt the boy and the evidence clearly shows he kicked the ball. The ref should have ignored it as he based his decision on the little scumbag rolling around and not with the evidence of his own eyes.
Here here
I'm on this side of the fence too.

As Claude says.... There was no guilty intent and this is exactly why a Police investigation will come to nothing.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. A little tongue in cheek but hope if there are ball boys they are on their best behaviour!! See Hazzard is being charged by FA--yes out of order and disagree with Levins comments but have any of you who have a Kindle Daily Mail read the comments on The Ball Boy---son of one of the directors at Swansea. I will not comment further but let those reading it make up their own minds.[/p][/quote]The Ball 'Boy' (aged 17) should be charged with incitement and a further offence of being a big girl's blouse. I detest those sanctimonious FA spokesmen and the PFA officials spouting their PC rubbish because they are not brave enought to speak the truth and criticise the real culprit (the Ball Boy). If Hazard is punished, the Ball Boy should be too. He desired attention and got it. There was no 'mens rea' (guilty intent) on Hazard's part to hurt the boy and the evidence clearly shows he kicked the ball. The ref should have ignored it as he based his decision on the little scumbag rolling around and not with the evidence of his own eyes.[/p][/quote]Here here[/p][/quote]I'm on this side of the fence too. As Claude says.... There was no guilty intent and this is exactly why a Police investigation will come to nothing. SMF20

7:24pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Hovite says...

He only toe poked the ball to get it out from under him.
He only toe poked the ball to get it out from under him. Hovite

7:32pm Fri 25 Jan 13

raymondo999 says...

bruce beckett wrote:
"Stevie Foster, Stevie Foster, what a difference you have made!"

That and getting a pint of beer thrown over me by a Man Utd fan.

Yeah, perhaps the replay wasn't quite such a good night out after all! But the first game and the semi-final against Weds at Highbury will be memories I'll cherish til the day I die.
Glad to see the memories aren't dead and yes there's only Stevie foster was irony, he definitely made the difference, not in the way he promised. not sure he was a role model, remember some unseemly goings on at the ground hound stadium. Game at arsenal in the semi was in some ways even better, a wall of sound. And people on here think the cups a diversion, they don't understand the glory game. Play offs at wembley, apart from Gary nelson, don't compare.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: "Stevie Foster, Stevie Foster, what a difference you have made!" That and getting a pint of beer thrown over me by a Man Utd fan. Yeah, perhaps the replay wasn't quite such a good night out after all! But the first game and the semi-final against Weds at Highbury will be memories I'll cherish til the day I die.[/p][/quote]Glad to see the memories aren't dead and yes there's only Stevie foster was irony, he definitely made the difference, not in the way he promised. not sure he was a role model, remember some unseemly goings on at the ground hound stadium. Game at arsenal in the semi was in some ways even better, a wall of sound. And people on here think the cups a diversion, they don't understand the glory game. Play offs at wembley, apart from Gary nelson, don't compare. raymondo999

8:17pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Dallas Martin says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Thanks for the info, Vegas. I'm in New York so will be a 10 am kick off for me.
And I will be watching in Dallas!
Thanks again for the info!
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the info, Vegas. I'm in New York so will be a 10 am kick off for me.[/p][/quote]And I will be watching in Dallas! Thanks again for the info! Dallas Martin

8:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

fairweathersupporter says...

Sponge hands and headbands...

Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me;
What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83.
Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v.

Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng;
where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong.
Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song,
strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong.

Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed,
Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst,
Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth.
But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth.

Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied
and harder task masters await as the years pass me by
But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried.
And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried.

No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead?
But the faithful are one, and wait to be led.
Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead.
Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.
Sponge hands and headbands... Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23 20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me; What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83. Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v. Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng; where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong. Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song, strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong. Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed, Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst, Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth. But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth. Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied and harder task masters await as the years pass me by But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried. And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried. No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead? But the faithful are one, and wait to be led. Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead. Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead. fairweathersupporter

8:26pm Fri 25 Jan 13

brightonup says...

I am seriously hacked off.
Got my tickets for the game - and then a meeting for work (rearranged from last week because of bad weather) was set for tomorrow - and I dare not miss it!

Make a lot of noise guys. I would be cheering the lads loudly if could have been there! UTA!
I am seriously hacked off. Got my tickets for the game - and then a meeting for work (rearranged from last week because of bad weather) was set for tomorrow - and I dare not miss it! Make a lot of noise guys. I would be cheering the lads loudly if could have been there! UTA! brightonup

8:42pm Fri 25 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
Sponge hands and headbands...

Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me;
What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83.
Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v.

Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng;
where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong.
Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song,
strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong.

Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed,
Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst,
Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth.
But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth.

Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied
and harder task masters await as the years pass me by
But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried.
And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried.

No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead?
But the faithful are one, and wait to be led.
Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead.
Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.
Superb.
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: Sponge hands and headbands... Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23 20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me; What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83. Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v. Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng; where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong. Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song, strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong. Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed, Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst, Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth. But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth. Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied and harder task masters await as the years pass me by But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried. And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried. No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead? But the faithful are one, and wait to be led. Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead. Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.[/p][/quote]Superb. wiseman of hove

8:59pm Fri 25 Jan 13

bruce beckett says...

20 Bensons and a Southdown bus.

Now that really does bring the memories flooding back, Fairweather. Remember going to the back seat of those green double deckers to take a sneaky drag or two on a B&H on my
way home from school to Saltdean.

What a superb poem. I take it you wrote it some time ago?
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus. Now that really does bring the memories flooding back, Fairweather. Remember going to the back seat of those green double deckers to take a sneaky drag or two on a B&H on my way home from school to Saltdean. What a superb poem. I take it you wrote it some time ago? bruce beckett

9:54pm Fri 25 Jan 13

fairweathersupporter says...

bruce beckett wrote:
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus.

Now that really does bring the memories flooding back, Fairweather. Remember going to the back seat of those green double deckers to take a sneaky drag or two on a B&H on my
way home from school to Saltdean.

What a superb poem. I take it you wrote it some time ago?
Tonight... Seems the romance of the cup is dead to some. Reliving the past is also an apparent waste of time to the cynical few (and believe me, i can be very cynical about some things). But moments like that Saturday in May'83 and the resurrection at Hereford from the clutches of anonymity and more recently the flag waving triumph of the opening league game against Doncaster are precious and few. And make us who were there, what we are... So a little bit of reflection against the backdrop of a game which i am most looking forward to. It may disappoint but the anticipation...The anticipation. Maybe, just maybe, another such moment awaits.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: 20 Bensons and a Southdown bus. Now that really does bring the memories flooding back, Fairweather. Remember going to the back seat of those green double deckers to take a sneaky drag or two on a B&H on my way home from school to Saltdean. What a superb poem. I take it you wrote it some time ago?[/p][/quote]Tonight... Seems the romance of the cup is dead to some. Reliving the past is also an apparent waste of time to the cynical few (and believe me, i can be very cynical about some things). But moments like that Saturday in May'83 and the resurrection at Hereford from the clutches of anonymity and more recently the flag waving triumph of the opening league game against Doncaster are precious and few. And make us who were there, what we are... So a little bit of reflection against the backdrop of a game which i am most looking forward to. It may disappoint but the anticipation...The anticipation. Maybe, just maybe, another such moment awaits. fairweathersupporter

10:03pm Fri 25 Jan 13

brightonup says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
Sponge hands and headbands...

Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me;
What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83.
Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v.

Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng;
where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong.
Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song,
strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong.

Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed,
Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst,
Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth.
But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth.

Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied
and harder task masters await as the years pass me by
But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried.
And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried.

No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead?
But the faithful are one, and wait to be led.
Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead.
Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.
Precious memories.......
Thanks!
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: Sponge hands and headbands... Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23 20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me; What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83. Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v. Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng; where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong. Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song, strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong. Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed, Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst, Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth. But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth. Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied and harder task masters await as the years pass me by But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried. And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried. No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead? But the faithful are one, and wait to be led. Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead. Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.[/p][/quote]Precious memories....... Thanks! brightonup

10:13pm Fri 25 Jan 13

tug509 says...

Fairweather, Quality. UTA
Fairweather, Quality. UTA tug509

10:21pm Fri 25 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

From Fairweather, and others, we have memories from yesterday, and some reading of these memories are living days that will become their memories as time passes them by.

The common denominator of football fans all over the world is the fact that we all have our club memories.

Tmorrow another memory will be crated, it will be a good memory, for some.
From Fairweather, and others, we have memories from yesterday, and some reading of these memories are living days that will become their memories as time passes them by. The common denominator of football fans all over the world is the fact that we all have our club memories. Tmorrow another memory will be crated, it will be a good memory, for some. VegasSeagull

10:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

tug509 says...

Fairweather,

I should have said how humbled your description of what is obviously a youth we both shared has made me feel. You have an envious way with words,thank you for sharing them. UTA
Fairweather, I should have said how humbled your description of what is obviously a youth we both shared has made me feel. You have an envious way with words,thank you for sharing them. UTA tug509

7:03am Sat 26 Jan 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Bruce the game in on in USA, Fox Soccer have it live.

6-30am Nevada time is the preamble with the match at 7am.
For others unfortunate enough not to get to the AMEX you can watch it on-line via

http://www.thefirstr
ow.eu/watch/165393/1
/watch-brighton-and-
ha-vs-arsenal.html

A word of advice : ignore the HD app and all the pop-ups. When on full screen you do not see them and it is, after all, better than noting. Keep an eye out for me - I'll give you a wave. Fingers crossed.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Bruce the game in on in USA, Fox Soccer have it live. 6-30am Nevada time is the preamble with the match at 7am.[/p][/quote]For others unfortunate enough not to get to the AMEX you can watch it on-line via http://www.thefirstr ow.eu/watch/165393/1 /watch-brighton-and- ha-vs-arsenal.html A word of advice : ignore the HD app and all the pop-ups. When on full screen you do not see them and it is, after all, better than noting. Keep an eye out for me - I'll give you a wave. Fingers crossed. Jonathan Mouette

8:09am Sat 26 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus.

Now that really does bring the memories flooding back, Fairweather. Remember going to the back seat of those green double deckers to take a sneaky drag or two on a B&H on my
way home from school to Saltdean.

What a superb poem. I take it you wrote it some time ago?
Tonight... Seems the romance of the cup is dead to some. Reliving the past is also an apparent waste of time to the cynical few (and believe me, i can be very cynical about some things). But moments like that Saturday in May'83 and the resurrection at Hereford from the clutches of anonymity and more recently the flag waving triumph of the opening league game against Doncaster are precious and few. And make us who were there, what we are... So a little bit of reflection against the backdrop of a game which i am most looking forward to. It may disappoint but the anticipation...The anticipation. Maybe, just maybe, another such moment awaits.
Fantastic fairweathersupporter
, a real blue and white in the veins supporter.
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: 20 Bensons and a Southdown bus. Now that really does bring the memories flooding back, Fairweather. Remember going to the back seat of those green double deckers to take a sneaky drag or two on a B&H on my way home from school to Saltdean. What a superb poem. I take it you wrote it some time ago?[/p][/quote]Tonight... Seems the romance of the cup is dead to some. Reliving the past is also an apparent waste of time to the cynical few (and believe me, i can be very cynical about some things). But moments like that Saturday in May'83 and the resurrection at Hereford from the clutches of anonymity and more recently the flag waving triumph of the opening league game against Doncaster are precious and few. And make us who were there, what we are... So a little bit of reflection against the backdrop of a game which i am most looking forward to. It may disappoint but the anticipation...The anticipation. Maybe, just maybe, another such moment awaits.[/p][/quote]Fantastic fairweathersupporter , a real blue and white in the veins supporter. dave from bexill

8:49am Sat 26 Jan 13

CanfieldRob says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
Sponge hands and headbands...

Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me;
What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83.
Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v.

Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng;
where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong.
Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song,
strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong.

Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed,
Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst,
Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth.
But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth.

Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied
and harder task masters await as the years pass me by
But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried.
And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried.

No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead?
But the faithful are one, and wait to be led.
Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead.
Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.
Tissue in one hand, I write to thank you Fairweather. What a superb reflection.
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: Sponge hands and headbands... Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23 20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me; What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83. Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v. Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng; where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong. Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song, strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong. Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed, Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst, Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth. But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth. Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied and harder task masters await as the years pass me by But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried. And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried. No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead? But the faithful are one, and wait to be led. Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead. Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.[/p][/quote]Tissue in one hand, I write to thank you Fairweather. What a superb reflection. CanfieldRob

12:38pm Sat 26 Jan 13

hubby says...

I'll be watching in Spain on my neighbours tv.
It is on the Danish channel 6'eren.
I'll be watching in Spain on my neighbours tv. It is on the Danish channel 6'eren. hubby

2:13pm Sat 26 Jan 13

sunnysea says...

COME ON BRIGHTONNNNNNNNNNNNN
NNNNN
COME ON BRIGHTONNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNN sunnysea

8:40am Sun 27 Jan 13

Captain Haddock says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
Sponge hands and headbands...

Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23
20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me;
What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83.
Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v.

Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng;
where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong.
Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song,
strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong.

Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed,
Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst,
Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth.
But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth.

Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied
and harder task masters await as the years pass me by
But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried.
And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried.

No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead?
But the faithful are one, and wait to be led.
Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead.
Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.
Marvellous!
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: Sponge hands and headbands... Sponge hands and headbands and up the '23 20 Bensons and a Southdown bus, a school friend and me; What a season for my first season ticket, relegation and Wembley '83. Ivory towers gleaming, for real, not on the t.v. Dreams of glory in the waving blue and white throng; where cynicism was a stranger, to a youth who was never wrong. Addiction to the tribal chants of the never ending song, strangers who were not 'United' but 'Seagulls', proud and strong. Glory in an equaliser, that moment unsurpassed, Remembered and embellished from the crowds initial, surging burst, Not life or death, or important; beyond it's timeless worth. But still in the soul of the man who strays years from his birth. Nostalgia and sentiment cannot be denied and harder task masters await as the years pass me by But days and moments remembered (and shared), are tested and tried. And the optimism of more, MORE! they cried. No more sponge hands and headbands, Perhaps romance is dead? But the faithful are one, and wait to be led. Once more unto the dream that may lie ahead. Yes once more let me dream before dreaming is dead.[/p][/quote]Marvellous! Captain Haddock

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