• Miscellany

    by Published on 13-08-2020 09:49  Number of Views: 46 
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    “Them wild-eyed boys that had been away. Haven’t changed that much to say.”


    I am not sure when it started, or how. They are all laughing. I can feel the high pitch needles of laughter piercing my brain. I can see them looking over at me out of the corner of my eye and I just pray that it will be over soon. As they get closer I can feel their cheap bitter perfume filling my nostrils and clouding my brain. My thoughts are disrupted as the smell and laughter mix with the general classroom white noise and push me insistently towards a meltdown. I feel them crowding around me and try to look straight ahead.

    I don’t understand any of this situation, I have never understood what they get out of it. They obviously enjoy it. Kim is screeching ...
    by Published on 09-08-2020 08:08  Number of Views: 137 
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    "Everywhere I hear the sound of marching charging feet, boy.
    Because the summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy."

    My acting immersion plan was far from perfect and today was one of those days where it was far from that. I have created characters that can interact with most of the adults in my life. Adults were relatively easy because they were mostly consistent. They mostly want to and tried to help me. Some of my teachers were impossible but from what i could work out they were impossible for everyone. A few of the kids at school were possible to interact with, as long as I didn't make any mistakes. Girls were another story, it was going to take me an age to work out what they are all about. When I was younger I usually found girls easier to get along ...
    by Published on 06-04-2020 07:18  Number of Views: 187 
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    "Here comes a soul saver on your record player floating about in the dust"




    Dad got mad with me! I don’t blame him but my brain exploded. The lights, the music and all the records.I just couldn’t believe there were so many records. How can anybody make the decision of what to get. He was disappointed with me for not asking anyone at school what i should get. I didn’t know why but when i walked in that shop and ...
    by Published on 01-04-2020 05:33  Number of Views: 273 
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    Chapter 2 - 1988 - Two Worlds Collide


    “What have I done with my life, is this the end when two worlds collide”

    After carefully considering my life so far I can confidently say that it is firmly split in two. Everything that happened before we moved to Brighton ...
    by Published on 30-03-2020 10:01
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    I Wanna Be Adored


    Chapter 1 - Magic Bus - 1986


    “I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile”

    I have been staring at this sign for weeks now. Let’s face it I don’t have much else to do. This bus is full of the white noise of chatter but none of ...
    by Published on 29-08-2019 08:00
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    Back in 2010, Brighton and Hove Albion’s then manager Gus Poyet philosophised in his typical, charismatic way what football meant following an improbable draw against Charlton. The manager felt his team had been wronged by the referee as Albion were reduced to ten after just seven minutes, but instead chose to focus on what the team had achieved, and the incredible atmosphere.

    “It’s all about Brighton it’s all about Brighton. It’s
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    by Published on 07-05-2018 22:19
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    Abdul Razak is a player with an unspectacular record and is quickly gaining a reputation as a bit of a Nomad. A quick look on Wikipedia will tell you he’s played for a variety of clubs, starting in the academy with Palace (boo), onto Manchester City, Portsmouth, Brighton, Charlton, onto Anzhi in Russia, back to England with West Ham, onto Doncaster... and more recently to Sweden where he’s currently with ...
    by Published on 19-10-2017 19:45
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    Albion fans reacted with fury this afternoon when the Premier League’s televised schedule for December was announced and revealed that the Seagulls had been selected to be shown a grand total of ZERO times.

    There had been widespread speculation amongst Albion fans that the home fixture against Liverpool would be selected for live coverage, and some supporters
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    by Published on 08-02-2017 12:46
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    **CONFESSION TIME***

    I was 11 years old at Fans United. But even at that age, I knew perfectly well what was going on. I knew that some old, greedy men were trying to take away my football club from me and my Dad just so they could get
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    by Published on 28-07-2015 09:58
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    As Albion fans scour NSC* on a regular basis every day for hints and revelations of new signings, research undertaken at Mod Towers suggests that if Tony Bloom’s investment of over £200 million in the club results in promotion, it would have a massive impact on the club valuation.

    For those clubs in the Championship with their noses pressed to the window of the Premier League, the situation is challenging. Losses averaged over £9 million per club in 2013/14. Those
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    by Published on 16-01-2015 09:02
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    The Rivals

    There was surprise recently when Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan announced he would stand as an opponent to incumbent Sepp Blatter at the FIFA congress on 29 May in Zurich. Blatter originally declared in 2011 that he would not be standing for re-election this year, partly on the grounds of his age (he will be 79 at the date of the vote).

    The History


    Blatter has held the role since 1998, and has been re-elected three times since then. FIFA's reputation has been sullied in relation to claims of financial irregularities and the nature
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    by Published on 10-08-2014 11:39
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    A few words of explanation for the different version of SBTS played out yesterday. The original that is normally played is perfectly fine to sing along to, IF all you’re going to sing is the “chorus” (technically, the refrain) “Good Old Sussex By The Sea…” etc.

    But here’s what happens when people try to sing the song right from the very start. It’s the first ...
    by Published on 09-08-2014 11:17
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    Most Albion fans know Sussex by the Sea only as a single chorus. It’s actually a military marching song with five verses, though hardly anyone knows very much of the real words. You’ll find them all here, along with something of our anthem’s history.

    Who wrote it, and when?

    Sussex by the Sea is the one football song that's totally unique to the Albion. First published in 1907, it was composed by William Ward-Higgs, a Lancashire-born solicitor who lived for six years in South Bersted, near Bognor Regis. Written to celebrate his sister-in-law's wedding to a captain of the Royal Sussex Regiment, the song soon became an official Regimental march. And later, the county's unofficial anthem. Ward-Higgs wrote many other songs, but none as remotely popular as Sussex by the Sea. After a long and successful career in mercantile
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