Posted on 9:01pm Wednesday 7th May 2014
Last Saturday was a little like May 11th 1991. Back in the days of the Shoop Shoop song (they never played that for me at The Zap) and Twin Peaks ,The Albion had to win their last game at home to Ipswich to guarantee a play off spot or draw and hope unfashionable Barnsley slipped at home to Middlesbrough.
Posted on 11:20pm Sunday 23rd March 2014
I don’t recall anyone leaving the Goldstone before Dean Wilkins whipped in that free kick, also against Ipswich back in 91. Did people leave the Cup Final early? I wish I had, although me and Gordon have now made it up. I do remember quite a few were heading up Withdean Road and down Tongdean Lane when Adam ‘you know’ Virgo popped that header in against Swindon, where were these people going?
Posted on 9:43pm Sunday 2nd February 2014
The Albion of course only need to win the FA Cup to enter the Europa League , United need to over haul five point gap to take 5th place, just to get into the Europa League, or they could of course just win 'The Champions League'
Posted on 11:36pm Tuesday 8th October 2013
Poyet, the 8th most famous Uruguayan in the world turned up at the Albion in November 2009 with one target,to get the club to the Championship in time for the first league game at Falmer. Once during a press conference his watch alarm went off,quick as a flash, he quipped, ''don't worry it's not my heart''
Posted on 10:18pm Wednesday 8th May 2013
.......if the Albion make the play-off final it will be exactly thirty years and one day since the 1983 Cup Final replay and 21 years, eleven months, 3 weeks and 6 days since their last appearance at Wembley
Posted on 12:28am Friday 3rd May 2013
Name some one famous from Hangleton. Dear old Dave Sexton? The jockey Ian Mongan? Peter Ward once upon a time. One can beat all of those. Dean Saunders probably the famous man ever to live in Hangleton. Well Hangleton Road anyway
Posted on 10:31pm Monday 29th April 2013
Tell any Albion fan at 3:55pm on the 3rd May 1997 that in 16 years time the club would be four wins from the Premier League and playing regularly in front of 28,000 at home in Brighton, they would have laughed sarcastically in your face and had you sectioned.
Posted on 9:56pm Thursday 6th December 2012
I went to see the Albion Reserves/U21’S/Development Squad, last Monday. Alright, I went to see the Albion players who seldom make the first team play their Swansea counterparts at the Amex. I haven’t been to an Albion reserve type match since then ‘reserves’ played Plymouth at Worthing in 2003. Actually, it’s a long way to come, all the way from Devon (almost Cornwall) for a reserve match, especially at Worthing and the only reason I went was because Paul Kitson was due to make yet another return from injury for the Seagulls.
Posted on 11:06pm Thursday 13th September 2012
There could be more people at the Amex Stadium than at on Friday night, than voted the Green Council in Fiveways Village. That’s what they call it up there. The visit of Sheffield Wednesday could eclipse the 25,030 that crammed into the Goldstone in March 1983 (research see, research) to see the Albion take on Liverpool.
Posted on 9:13am Wednesday 14th March 2012
The Saturday before the Cheltenham Festival in 1997, Brighton & Hove Albion were staring oblivion in the face, not at the foot of the queue at Alton Towers, but in reality at the foot of the old League 2.
Posted on 11:16am Friday 30th December 2011
We thought thrashing Leyton Orient Five Nil on News Years Day was good, and it was it’s always fun to thrash O’s. They were of course a rival a few years ago; My point is the curve of 2011 just went up and up for Albion fans. It usually goes up a little or even quite high like 1983, then comes down quite drastically, relegation or threat of expulsion from the league that sort of thing.
Posted on 11:06pm Thursday 24th November 2011
He didn’t win for nine games on the spin.
Posted on 7:33am Friday 23rd September 2011
Jamie Theakstone would be outraged, Terry Garoghan would think it's a joke in very poor taste and Caroline Lucas probably doesn't have a clue about it. But Quentin Delahunty's (not Delia Hunt as reported in some quarters) remarkably ill informed blog questioning if Brighton and Hove needs its football club, has caused the outrage the author intended.
Posted on 11:31pm Tuesday 20th September 2011
After 20 years competitively speaking the Albion finally get the chance to avenge their 1991 defeat in the FA Cup 4th Round replay at the hands of then League Champions Liverpool.
Posted on 11:34pm Sunday 18th September 2011
If you’re an Albion fan on Saturday morning you’re having a fairly pleasant dream, top of the entire Football League a 22,500 capacity sell out cup tie against Liverpool next week and still awaiting one of Spain’s greatest ever players to be unveiled in the midfield.
Posted on 11:40pm Wednesday 17th August 2011
We’d all thought for years what it might be like, if it ever happened!
Posted on 7:23pm Tuesday 19th April 2011
Sensational, outstanding, brilliant,a fantastic group of players, we will win this league. Those are the comments Nigel Adkins has made about Southampton so far this season. This is the Southampton who are currently just 16 points behind the Albion in League 1, not forgetting of course their game in hand.
Posted on 10:51pm Monday 24th January 2011
On Saturday I am going to Watford via Littlehampton and Horsham. Or I could get a bus to Crawley, but my mother tells me I haven’t had all my inoculations! Not really of course. Crawley is lovely and the bus goes to Three Bridges actually.
Posted on 9:30am Friday 17th September 2010
So the alarm rang out at 5am and the great journey to the far flung North West lay ahead. Well it did for some diehards but I opted for the easier journey to the outskirts of Uckfield. The temptation of a 16 hour round trip to Barrow lingered very briefly, but having done the jaunt twice in recent times, I took the coward's way out and decided that 20 miles was far more acceptable than 335!
Posted on 9:41pm Thursday 9th September 2010
So, Saturday 4th September was Non League day and boy did we get some coverage! With 2 red cards, a heroic display from a Boro God and some bloke called Terry at the Lane, the Gospel according to Garry and Nick filtered on to the national radio airwaves!
Posted on 8:54pm Sunday 5th September 2010
100 hundred years ago today on a Monday evening in fact our very own Brighton and Hove Albion beat the then Football League champions to win the FA Charity shield.
Posted on 6:39pm Monday 23rd August 2010
Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a BIG football club .... fire breathing dragons sent throngs of burning flames at all that crossed their path and many a foe shuddered at the mere thought of being visited by such a monster!
Posted on 4:59pm Thursday 19th August 2010
After a self imposed exile (the tail end of last season was too depressing to blog about) I am back to dip my toes tentatively in the waters of Blogworld again. With the summer behind us and that debacle of a football tournament, I know I was not alone in the anticipation of the new campaign. Some old friends hung up their red shirts, and new ones have taken them off the hangers to wear the Boro Martello for the first time. A warm welcome goes to all the summer signings.
Posted on 4:51pm Wednesday 28th April 2010
I managed to get a press area pass for Saturday’s game. It’s at hut well that’s not entirely fair it’s a about three huts and a press box full of wires and lap tops, mixed together with lots of people who look furtively like they shouldn’t be there.
Posted on 10:26am Wednesday 24th March 2010
Well, the important results for Brighton Pavilion are in. I am not sure who the returning officer is going to be, Terry Garoghan, Simon ‘I am a Brightonian I am’ Fanshawe, or Tony Bloom? But just in case none of them turn up, I’ll do it. The results of the quiz from the bloke who is supposed to do the Albion blog, are set as follows. In Miss World order (highly appropriate when you consider the candidates did not respond): Nigel Carter UKIP 4th, Berni Millam 0 (Berni couldn’t find the time to compete), Nancy Platts 9 - a decent effort, Caroline Lucas...sorry Dr Caroline Lucas MEP14, and the winner with 18 out 20; the duly announced Pavilion Ward pre-Easter quiz champion, the almost thatcheresq Charlotte Vere. Thanks to all for being good sports.
Posted on 2:31pm Thursday 11th March 2010
I have decided to go a little off topic this week, and with the budget announced for March 24, have a look at the political picture in my part of Brighton. It is likely Gordon Brown’s confidant Mr Mandelson might tell him the most advantageous time to announce the bloody battle of General Election is, May 6th ..... Probably. It is apparent; Messer’s Cameron and Brown will be paraded live on TV in a US style election debate scenario, with possibly David Dimbleby in middle with bow tie and dress shirt, to make these discussions truly memorable bouts. I expect Nick Clegg might be allowed to shout contradicting statements from the wings.
Posted on 4:43pm Monday 1st March 2010
Now, where were we? Oh you mean you have actually missed this nonsense? Well I do apologise for the lack of blogging but having moved into a broadband-free property, I couldn't get online to get this through. But I am back, whether it be by popular demand, or just my whim, and the blogs continue.
Posted on 3:33pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010
I was sitting watching the FA Cup replay last night between my beloved Eagles and some Midlands lot, and it suddenly occurred to me. I have just taken a winter break from the blog spot. It wasn't a conscious decision but not having travelled to away games and only having a depressing FA Trophy replay defeat to endure, there has been little if any inspirational events to spur me into action. Having played twice at The Abbey in front of 14 away fans in the space or four days, and there is still no news on whether it was the same 14 fans at each game, and then taken a draw at Tamworth, Priory Lane actually staged a game for the first time in 25 days when Boro v Cambridge, part IV went ahead on a very chilly Tuesday evening.
Posted on 9:10pm Monday 25th January 2010
Aston is a relatively small suburb of Birmingham a bit bigger than Patcham probably. Although there are a number of differences. Aston doesn't have a Duck Fair or a railway tunnel. However it does have a station and one of the most famous football teams in the world.