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[Albion] Happy Hereford away day Anniversary



Nicks

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Never forget your past.
 

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Austrian Gull

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Feb 5, 2009
2,477
Linz, Austria
The day in Hereford is one I will never forget - the long train journey, the rain before kick-off, the sense of menace in the town, how badly we played first half, the save at the death and, of course, the equaliser!
 








bhafc99

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Oct 14, 2003
7,175
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Cornwallboy

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Oct 13, 2022
474
Unbelievable day!! Amazing drama and tension with a happy ending. Right up there for me with Doncaster in August 2011.

I don't subscribe to 'the Albion would've folded if we'd been relegated to the Conference.' Yes it would have been a struggle (as it was in D3) yes the gates would have been small (as they were in D3) but we would've kept going and after a season we would've stormed the Conference and got back to the FL, in all likelihood under Mickey Adams as well, as given our size I think he would've been prepared to drop down to manage us, knowing full well eventually he would've got us going.

Seems strange now thinking back to those times as to how far we've come....a long way (literally) from Edgar Street to Stadio Olimpico.
 








CheeseRolls

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Jan 27, 2009
6,046
Shoreham Beach
Unbelievable day!! Amazing drama and tension with a happy ending. Right up there for me with Doncaster in August 2011.

I don't subscribe to 'the Albion would've folded if we'd been relegated to the Conference.' Yes it would have been a struggle (as it was in D3) yes the gates would have been small (as they were in D3) but we would've kept going and after a season we would've stormed the Conference and got back to the FL, in all likelihood under Mickey Adams as well, as given our size I think he would've been prepared to drop down to manage us, knowing full well eventually he would've got us going.

Seems strange now thinking back to those times as to how far we've come....a long way (literally) from Edgar Street to Stadio Olimpico.
The football league had refused to accept a promoted team due to ground sharing, which really pissed off some of the Conference Chairmen. The conference were not about to accept known trouble makers without a stadium of their own.

I believe we would have been forced to enter further down the football pyramid.
 








Cornwallboy

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Oct 13, 2022
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The football league had refused to accept a promoted team due to ground sharing, which really pissed off some of the Conference Chairmen. The conference were not about to accept known trouble makers without a stadium of their own.

I believe we would have been forced to enter further down the football pyramid.
Fair points. Even if we had entered further down the pyramid we woud've still survived IMO.
 


Garyoldfan

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Jun 14, 2023
591
The day in Hereford is one I will never forget - the long train journey, the rain before kick-off, the sense of menace in the town, how badly we played first half, the save at the death and, of course, the equaliser!
“Sense of menace”. There were quite a few fights before and after.
 






attila

1997 Club
Jul 17, 2003
2,252
South Central Southwick
FROM HEREFORD TO HERE



With sheer determination
A vision fine and clear
We made the noise which brought the boys
From Hereford to here.



Mid 90s. The fightback began.
We met each Monday night
Calling for help to save our club.
He answered. Thanks, Dick Knight.
So many colours joined with ours
On Fans United Day
And then we drew at Hereford
And drank the night away.



A joyous celebration
Washed down by lakes of beer -
We made the noise which brought the boys
From Hereford to here.



Homeless. ‘Right, Brighton Council.
Find us somewhere to play.
‘Cos we’re the Seagulls Party now
And we’ll vote you away..…’
Withdean. Bobby Zamora.
We really cut a dash.
He scored the goals which took us up –
I cheered and played the Clash.



With pride and dedication
And not a hint of fear
We made the noise which brought the boys
From Hereford to here.



To Falmer now, our final goal.
It took so Bloomin’ long!
Petitions. Demonstrations.
A Top 20 hit song…
Our lovely Falmer Stadium.
The Board may not agree.
I’ve never had a credit card.
It’s still Falmer to me.



With hope and expectation
And yes, a little tear
We made the noise which brought the boys
From Hereford to here.



The fight is won. We're fans again.
All cheering on our team.
A glorious end to twenty years.
Fulfilment of our dream.
The Albion in the Europa League -
And we’ve all played our part.
We’re more than corporate football, us.
We’re football’s beating heart.



This is our celebration
So have another beer -
We’ve made the noise and brought the boys
From Hereford
To here.
 


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