I don’t get to see Brighton games a lot, bc often I work at the weekends and it’s not always easy to get tickets, but today I was fortunate enough to get a seat near the half way line, pretty much as good as it gets in terms of seats and pretty close to the action too. The passing, the control and technical ability of the Brighton players is very impressive. Seeing the action up close made me really appreciate how far we’ve come when I used to sit at Withdean in the pooring rain wearing a poncho miles away from the action, exposed to the elements, freezing cold and us playing hoofball in lower leagues. They are very different experiences, but they are both great for different reasons. I always had a soft spot for the Withdean and many a good games were had there. I’ve watched a hell of lot of football from the Isthmian league up to the Premier League and I don’t think you can really appreciate these sort of days and these sort of wins unless you’ve seen all sides of football. I don’t think all these day trippers and JCL’s getting up every 5 minutes appreciate how far this club and this team has come. Of course, it has to be said that West Ham were absolutely dreadful and I was really surprised how bad they were in the second half, but our passing was superb in the second half.