Tag: Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton & Hove Albion: Twenty From Twenty

Brighton and Hove Albion have just been promoted to the Premier League! Hooray! The Seagulls haven’t been in the top division of English football for 34 years, a statistic which would be remarkable enough without the fact that their promotion came just 20 years, almost to the day, that they almost slipped out of the Football League and, most likely, of existence. Here are twenty people who made the unlikely, the inevitable. STEVE GRITT A Charlton Athletic legend, Gritt had spent twelve years as a player at The Valley and between 1991 and 1995 served as the club’s co-manager...

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Video of the Day: The 1983 FA Cup Final

Younger readers of this website – presuming there are any, and there may well not be – could be forgiven for wondering why those of us in our forties or over get so misty-eyed about the FA Cup final. After all, this is just a domestic trophy. It doesn’t carry the pan-continental gravitas of the Champions League or the marathon-esque slog of the Premier League – why should they care about a trophy that seems to belong in the last century? This evening’s FA Cup final is an attempt to explain. The FA Cup final was an event, and...

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Video of the Day: Sunderland vs Brighton & Hove Albion, April 1981

Sunderland and Brighton & Hove Albion both have critical matches in their respective divisions today, with Sunderland battling to stay in the Premier League and Brighton needing a win from their trip to Middlesbrough in order to get there. This isn’t the first time the Albion have had to travel to the north-east of England on the last day of the season with something at stake. In 1979, a win away to Newcastle United on the last day of the season secured promotion to the First Division of the Football League, and two years later Albion had a similarly...

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Middlesbrough and Brighton Go To The Wire

The temptation to get a little bit annoyed at the importance of a football match being measured solely in financial terms is obvious, but there are occasions when the stars align in such a way that to not mention what could be riding on the outcome of a match would be somewhat remiss. So let’s get this out of the way very quickly. Tomorrow lunchtime’s Football League Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion will be worth a very large amount of money indeed to the winners. The Premier League’s new television contract kicks in during the...

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Video of the Day: Nottingham Forest vs Brighton & Hove Albion, September 1981

Without even kicking a ball, this was not a particularly good weekend for Brighton & Hove Albion. At the top of the Football League Championship, Burnley and Middlesbrough both won to open a chink of daylight between themselves and Brighton, who stay in third place in the table and now have a potentially tricky trip to the East Midlands tonight to play Nottingham Forest to look forward to if they wish to cut that gap at the top. Time, it feels, might not be on Brighton’s side at the moment. For this morning’s video, we’re going back to Brighton’s...

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