• The Albion 4 - 1 Burton Albion, 11.02.2017

    So back to the home comforts of fortress Amex, after a challenging spell away. Burton Albion the visitors, on their first trip down – 300 or so Brewers hard-core in attendance – in a shrinking section of the South Stand that put me in mind of the compactor scene in Star Wars. Close to 100 times more Brighton fans, bolstered by a cheap ticket offer. The Albion have sold THIRTY THOUSAND tickets. For a second tier, run-of-the-mill league game, against Burton Albion. Astonishing. As the club marked the 20th anniversary of Fans United, interviewing Richard Vaughan pitch-side, and the North Stand raised their own banner tribute, you could only gaze about the place in utter wonder. Richard, for his seed of an idea, and the many other heroes of those times, dotted around the stadium, must have been bursting with pride. Warren Chrismas who germinated Richard’s idea. John Baine for spreading the word. Liz Costa. Ed Bassford. Many here to see it, others not – Roy Chuter. Sarah Watts. Legends all.