Tag: Brighton & Hove Albion

Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Brighton & Hove Albion, May 1979

On Saturday lunchtime in East Sussex, Brighton & Hove Albion slipped considerably in terms of their aspirations of getting into the Premier League when a last minute Burnley goal cost them two points against the league leaders and the momentum in the race for the other automatic promotion place with Burnley. Brighton have only spent one period in the top flight of English football before and that came between 1979 and 1983, ending shortly before the team appeared in the FA Cup final for the first – and still only – time in its history. Tomorrow evening, they travel...

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Video of the Day: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday, April 1983

Tomorrow night, Brighton & Hove Albion play Sheffield Wednesday at The Amex Community Stadium as they seek to continue a push for a Premier League place which has sparked back into life over the last couple of weeks after starting to look as if it had come of the rails. Thirty-three years ago, however, these same two clubs were meeting with a slightly different set of circumstances. The 1982/83 season had seen Jimmy Melia take over as the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. For all of his team’s struggling in the First Division – they would be relegated...

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Video of the Day: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Norwich City, 1982

Managerial replacements occasionally seem to be ten a penny these days, but there was a time when managers lasted a while, and parting ways with him during the season was a major news story, wherever it was. Mike Bailey left Brighton & Hove Albion in December 1982 with his team just above the relegation places in the First Division, and that was enough to persuade the BBC to send their Outside Broadcast team down to good old Sussex by the sea for the Albion’s relegation tussle with Norwich City. Commentary comes from John Motson. You can follow Twohundredpercent on...

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A Wet Saturday Afternoon In Brighton

There fall some days when you know, you can just feel, that this isn’t going to be your day. Saturday lunchtime in Brighton town centre has started with a little light Christmas shopping accompanied with the slowly dawning realisation that no, I hadn’t bought the tickets that said I would for that afternoon’s Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town that I promised I would. The days of just being able to pitch up at matches and pay to get in are long gone, of course. It’s the Saturday before Christmas and tickets are available. It’s just a matter of how to get hold of them which starts to become something of an issue. I stand around in the club’s town centre shop while the staff busy themselves by contriving to do everything but engage with me, and five minutes after this I find myself in a bizarre conversation with an assistant at the Portakabin which now sits outside Brighton railway station on match-days, at which I have apparently misinterpreted a sign on the counter that says “Tickets On Sale” on the – perhaps naive, perhaps stupid – assumption that such a sign would mean that I could buy tickets from there. I can’t, said the girl behind the counter with a look of complete bemusement at the very concept that I could float such an...

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