Tag: Brighton & Hove Albion

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twenty – Liverpool Fall Off The Pace

By the latter part of February 1981, it was becoming increasingly apparent that Liverpool were not going to be finishing the season as the champions of England this time around. Too many drawn matches were costing Bob Paisley’s team, and by the time they travelled to the south coast to play struggling Brighton & Hove Albion they were five points behind second placed Aston Villa, with the number of matches left to try and bridge that gap starting to evaporate. Brighton, meanwhile, were seperated from the bottom three on goal difference only and desperately needed points themselves if they were to avoid relegation back to the Second Division. The second match featured this weekend was another relegation battle, this time between Birmingham City and the team who were tied with Brighton at the foot of the table, Norwich City. The home side were comfortably placed in mid-table, but Norwich had been at or near the foot of the table all season. This report, from ITV’s On The Ball, follows the Canaries to St Andrews for a rare Friday night match. Our final match is a match from the battle for UEFA Cup places for the following season, between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Brighton & Hove Albion Say “No” To Safe Standing

It rather feels as if the debate over safe standing at top level football matches is only just kicking into gear. For some years, the case has been made, slowly and persuasively, for the introduction of the type of seating that has been seen in football grounds in Germany for some years and it is starting to feel as if this argument is starting to feel as if it is starting to gain some traction. Clubs such as Aston Villa and Hull City have come out in favour of trialling the introduction of safe standing, but today, for the first time that anybody is aware of, a football club came out as being explicitly against the idea, and that club was Brighton & Hove Albion. This has come about as a result of a discussion and poll on the matter on the club’s supporters forum North Stand Chat, which resulted, as other polls of this nature, with an overwhelming vote in favour of the principle of trialling it. One supporter contacted a forum member, Paul Camillin, who also works as the club’s Head of Media, to find out whether the club would add its name to the list of those already in favour of trialling it or whether it would enter discussions with supporter representatives following recent issues concerning over-zealous stewarding in some parts of The American Express Community...

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Match Of The Past: Brighton & Hove Albion

Regular readers of this site will by now be fully aware of the fact that our Match Of The Past series has now finished with the Premier League and is now ploughing its way through the Football League Championship, and those of you that have been keeping tabs on this series may well scroll down this page with a little surprise to find that we have seven videos rather than the usual six this morning. We’ve added a match to the usual selection because, well, there is so much archive footage of Brighton & Hove Albion out there, and this seems like as good a time as any to those that have turned YouTube into such a marvellous archive of football. In the case on Brighton & Hove Albion, the quite magnificent Seagulls.tv is to thank for providing us all with such a magnificent selection of matches from the past. Without the diligence of people such as those behind this site, much of the footage available to us would be sitting in archives, forgotten about by all bar a few. Moving on, this evening we have six matches plus one compilation from the years between 1972 and 1991. Our first match sees Brighton travel to The Den to play Millwall in November 1972, and we have two more matches from the 1970s to follow this. The first sees Blackpool...

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