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    My club of 32 years once sold the stadium we played in without telling the fans, and then informed people they'd have to travel to Portsmouth to watch their team play. My club paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to Paul Scally to enable us to then play at an even worse stadium in the grotty end of Kent. My club played in front of less than 5,000 people per game during the last few seasons at the Goldstone, where people were handcuffing themselves to goalposts, risking life bans for protesting on the pitch against the ownership, boycotting matches and walking out of games with 15 minutes left to make a statement. My club played for over a decade at the worst stadium in the Football League, with facilities that would shame many a non league side, and signed players like Michael Mahoney-Johnson, Colin Hawkins and Valur Gislason.

    My club now plays in one of the best stadiums in the country, in front of 30,000 people every time. My club has invested more money than I ever imagined in my wildest dreams, on players, infrastructure, staff and more. My club finds its tickets are in demand, and thus has to have a means of regulating sales, in order to ensure those tickets don't end up in the hands of those who shouldn't benefit. The membership costs £15 for a child under 12, and gives them the same benefits that used to be part of the Junior Seagulls package- discounts in the shop, Christmas parties, access to the open training sessions, a new shirt on their 7th birthday, a voucher for the shop, a birthday card and other stuff.

    My club doesn't always get everything right, but surely if you're set on bringing the grandkids to games, it would benefit you (or their parents) to spend the £15 quid on memberships anyway. I know money (and value) is a subjective thing, but it doesn't seem a lot to me. The increase in crowds, global brand awareness (I know, I know...) and presumably interest from potential sponsors and investors suggests the club are doing more right than they are wrong these days.

    We shouldn't always look back.
    Well said !!
    portslade seagull..brighton till i die

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      Quote Originally Posted by Stat Brother View Post
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      For 35 of those years your club knew both it's fans by their first name.

      Albion 1.2 has only one similarity to the original version - blue and white stripes, that's it, everything else is the 21st century.
      I have no idea why a billion pound business is expected to be run like a cake stall at Didling village fayre.
      Just googled Didling and established that it actually exists. It’s fayre is world famous for its highly professional 21st century cake stall. Cracking lemon drizzle cake served by some autonomous machine.
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      Three tickets acquired for the princely sum of zero pounds!
      First week of the school holidays and first activity sorted for the cost of a return ticket to Falmer.
      Great initiative and brilliant opportunity for the kids to see the new manager and signings and maybe grab an autograph and photo or two.
      Whatís not to like.....
      Whatís not to like is that a majority of Brighton & Hove school kids donít break up until 26th July.
      A consequence of having two weeks off in October.
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      What’s not to like is that a majority of Brighton & Hove school kids don’t break up until 26th July.
      A consequence of having two weeks off in October.
      What would you know about that??
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      What would you know about that??
      We have nephews who school in Brighton.

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