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Match Of The Week: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 FC United of Manchester

The Mongol hordes didn’t materialise, as things turned out. Indeed, anyone looking for trouble around Brighton railway station yesterday lunchtime will only have found a handful of bored and cold looking policemen and the pubs humming with travelling support from Manchester enjoying a pre-match drink and trying to postpone having to venture out into the…

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November 29, 2010

A Final Word On Brighton vs FC United

The Second Round of the FA Cup should be a time for the supporters of an Evostik League Premier Division club to be celebrating, but, as we have discussed on this site before, FC United of Manchester are not like other clubs and this week has, if nothing else, been a harsh education in the…

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November 26, 2010

Brighton vs FC United: Not Wanting To Be 846th In Line

Perhaps this fixture has come a year too soon. Were FC United of Manchester to be playing Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup next year at The American Express Community Stadium, segregation would be easy and FC United would have over 3,000 tickets available to sell to their supporters. As it is, they…

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November 20, 2010

FA Cup Match Of The Midweek: Woking 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion (Brighton Win 3-0 On Penalties)

Kingfield looks decidedly Dickensian this evening. Fog hangs low in the air, silently and slowly covering in a fine mist of moisture. An hour before kick-off, it even feels as if this evening’s FA Cup replay might be in jeopardy, and it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine that at least Brighton supporters wouldn’t be too…

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November 16, 2010

FA Cup Match Of The Week Part Two: Brighton And Hove Albion 0-0 Woking

The dark clouds on the horizon look threatening and not just in the sense that, in the uncovered South Stand at the Withdean Stadium, we’re going the get soaked to the skin at some point this afternoon. Ticket prices have been cut to just ten pounds and this has pushed the crowd for this match…

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November 6, 2010

Match Of The Midweek: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Brentford

Had most people in Britain cupped their ears in a southwardly direction at just before five o’clock on Saturday afternoon, they would have heard the faint sound of cheering coming from the Withdean stadium in Brighton. In the midst of a desperate, crazy goalmouth scramble, six minutes into injury time at the end of a…

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September 28, 2010

Match Of The Midweek: Colchester United 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

There is something strangely appealing about a really bad pitch. In an age in which so many aspects of football seem to be so sanitised, there is something quite comforting a pitch with puddles on it or one that is completely and utterly devoid of grass.

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March 8, 2010
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