Sunday, 15 November 2009


Brighton & Hove Albion is a strange football club. They were actually one of the teams at my first ever football match when they played Ipswich in 1986. This was only a few years after they had played Manchester United in the FA Cup final, taking them to a replay at Wembley. These days however they suck balls, playing in a barely functional stadium. Such is life.

For a while, being their most famous supporter, Norman Cook provided the shirt sponsorship. Not ideal.

In recent years they were unfortunately part of one of the most ridiculous football hooliganism stories as a reporter attended their game against Millwall at The New Den where fans were supposed/believed to be heard shouting “Seig Heil!” where in reality it was the sarcastic tones of “Seagulls”. Then again perhaps football teams should have such stupid nicknames and weird associations with weird beasts and creatures.

There isn’t really anything offensive about Brighton & Hove Albion just an overriding sadness.

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