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



trueblue

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Jul 5, 2003
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Hove
It’s ok to play the tear gassing down saying we weren’t the target, it drifted in from outside etc, me and my son briefly suffered discomfort and I was choking my guts up. As soon as it was over we laughed about it.

However, I saw a few of our older and, for want of a better phrase, overweight fans were seriously in a bad way which then has the potential to turn into something serious. Hopefully they are ok this morning.
It does sound like it was a lot worse in the lower tier than upper. Hopefully no lasting effects for anybody.
 

dazzer6666

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Mar 27, 2013
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It’s ok to play the tear gassing down saying we weren’t the target, it drifted in from outside etc, me and my son briefly suffered discomfort and I was choking my guts up. As soon as it was over we laughed about it.

However, I saw a few of our older and, for want of a better phrase, overweight fans were seriously in a bad way which then has the potential to turn into something serious. Hopefully they are ok this morning.
Not really playing it down here - as you say it was still pretty unpleasant and several people were quite visibly distressed/affected even in the upper tier.......feel for anyone with respiratory problems in particular as it would have been horrible - my throat was burning.
 

Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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here and there
How many will Barber ban do we reckon.

I reckon 5 is the magic number. Though he does like to punish, so maybe double figures?

Waiting game I guess.
 


ozzygull

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Oct 6, 2003
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Reading
Watched the game on the TV last night on my own. I hate it, don't know why I feel more stressed watching us on the TV. So happy for the result and for the people who made the trip. Hope you all get back safe and had a great time. I now hope to have another trip to look forward to, as holiday work days renew for next year and a chance to build up funds again. Up the Albion.
 

Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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Watched the game on the TV last night on my own. I hate it, don't know why I feel more stressed watching us on the TV. So happy for the result and for the people who made the trip. Hope you all get back safe and had a great time. I now hope to have another trip to look forward to, as holiday work days renew for next year and a chance to build up funds again. Up the Albion.
I'm the same, can't watch us on TV without twitching like an adict.

Being there is so much better, regardless of location. This place though...
 

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Man of Harveys

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Jul 9, 2003
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Restaurant owner whispers to head waiter: "Ο Μάρτιν Φράι άφησε τον εαυτό του να φύγει"
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mile oak

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I will credit the Greek police with some intelligence (perhaps theyve used TG before too) that proximity wind etc it would end up in a confined space. Unacceptable and I hope the club put an official complaint into UEFA.
 

Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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I will credit the Greek police with some intelligence (perhaps theyve used TG before too) that proximity wind etc it would end up in a confined space. Unacceptable and I hope the club put an official complaint into UEFA.
It wasn't so bad. Still day, it happens I guess. Can't comment whether it was an over reaction or not but we got away safely so thankful for that
 

Stat Brother

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Jul 11, 2003
73,055
West west west Sussex
How many will Barber ban do we reckon.

I reckon 5 is the magic number. Though he does like to punish, so maybe double figures?

Waiting game I guess.
None, or maybe one fella off to the right, who clearly got out of his bed on the wrong side, yesterday morning.

Barber-Out will point to the extreme provocation and the fact that 99.9% of us were model customers.
The .1% will be quietly forgotten about.
 


Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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None, or maybe one fella off to the right, who clearly got out of his bed on the wrong side, yesterday morning.

Barber-Out will point to the extreme provocation and the fact that 99.9% of us were model customers.
The .1% will be quietly forgotten about.
Never going to be none, he will see an opportunity and go for it. Can't resist it.
 


Nicks

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I was in the lower tier concourse when it went off and the air was thick with it. I can still taste it this morning. I can’t believe that just blew in from outside, they must have fired it in the concourse somewhere.
If that was fired inside you would have had worse effects.
It was from the outside as from my former military life that was nothing more than a small whiff of what it really feels like to breathe in CS Gas.
 
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Flounce

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Nov 15, 2006
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Boy we were poor last night and rode our luck, but who cares we ground out the 3 pts.
We were but credit to AEK for that, and given the injuries it was the sort of performance that before De Zerbi would have ended in a humiliating defeat. The team spirit is amazing.

I fully expect us to lose to Chelsea too and look forward to the entitled meltdown on here from some if we do :smile:
 


dstanman

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Jul 1, 2011
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Given how bad the effects of the tear gas was in the stand, hate to think what it like if you got the full effect
 

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