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[Albion] AEK Athens FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***



Bodian

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@SeagullsoverLondon - have you got your own fan club?

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From the BBC....
 
Many mixed reports of what happened Albion fans gassed by mistake, drifting in from outside or gassed on purpose?
100% drifted in from the outside. Was one of the Block 8 Albion fans who hung around after FT for a bit before trying to leave.

Could see outside in a gap from midway up the concourse that riot police were having bottles etc chucked at them by the Ultras in an area near the away end. Heard massive bangs let off then next thing we knew the Tear Gas affects hit us.

Legged it back out into the stands to get away from where the gas was. After that could see it had wafted into the away end by the reactions from everyone. My group all managed to make it into the away end after that and safely out on the buses. Hope everyone else reading this from Block 8 also got back okay.
 
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Zeberdi

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but second place finish will still see us get to the Europa League knock out playoffs - just means an extra lot of fixtures in February 😕

Edit - We could face West Ham in a second finish play off but not Liverpool at least.
 


SeagullsoverLondon

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@SeagullsoverLondon - have you got your own fan club?

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From the BBC....
Not even my wife, children or mother would want to be a member of My Fanclub!
I took my username without realising there was a group with the same name active in London. I am sure there are quite a few members on NSC, but sadly I have never been along to one of their meetups.
 


Zeberdi

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We don’t need that agro, go for the win against Marseille eases the fixture list, and more importantly the potential injury list.
Go for it
Yes, exactly as I said earlier this evening on the match thread:

So to Marseille at home …

I think we absolutely must beat them and finish top of our group to avoid the playoffs in February - with our fatigue and injury levels as they are, that is more overcrowding of the schedule we can do without.

Straight through to the round of 16 please in March

Go for it 🙂
 

trueblue

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Jul 5, 2003
10,220
Hove
Brutal tear-gassing at the end, definitely the worst experience I’ve had at football and that makes me so sad as someone who spends a lot of time in Greece
Seems a bit dramatic. It wasn’t pleasant but you make it sound as if the police had it in for the Albion fans when they were using it to disperse AEK fans outside for our safety. Hate seeing all those riot police at games but they seemed friendly enough. If they wanted to be twats they could have got heavier handed with the tiny number of the Albion crowd intent on stirring things up by the plexiglass and netting. Don’t think there’s much cause to moan about them, unless you had a completely different experience.
 


BN41Albion

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Oct 1, 2017
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I know I'm biased, but we are better than Marseille, AEK and Ajax. We should never have lost to AEK.
Yeah, but football doesn't always work like that... Man City are the best team on the planet but have dropped points in 4 league games out of 13

That first game was partly down to European inexperience, too. Players have said as much since.
 


hart's shirt

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Jul 8, 2003
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Kitbag in Dubai
Roberto De Zerbi

"We feel great emotion."

"We didn't play well, we didn't play in our usual style. It was a tough match. We showed a different mentality tonight, showcasing our soul and resilience."

"It was an historic day for Brighton, for the club and our fans."

"We are not used to winning in this way. Usually we lose games despite playing better than the opponent – just the way AEK lost tonight."

"Today AEK were better that us, but for once we won such a type of match."

"Now our ambition is to top the group. We have to defeat Marseille – and they are a great team, just like AEK."



Lewis Dunk

"It is a massive evening for the club and everyone involved, the players and the fans, a result we will always remember."

"We knew before coming here it would be a tough game in a big atmosphere."

"We had to show grit and determination. We didn't play how we like to play, it's not the football we usually play. But sometimes you win in another way."
 

Stat Brother

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In an Alfred Hitchcock inspired Wine Bar round the corner from the Pantheon, talking bollox with Jnr, while being surprised every time they serve us another beer, after 1am.

Happy dayz.
 
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Lindfield23

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but second place finish will still see us get to the Europa League knock out playoffs - just means an extra lot of fixtures in February 😕

Edit - We could face West Ham in a second finish play off but not Liverpool at least.
I don't think we'll be playing West Ham either - if I recall correctly, teams from the same country can't play each other until the quarter-finals.
 


Stat Brother

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