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[Albion] If you could go back in time and attend ANY BHAFC fixture, which one would you choose?



kevo

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Mar 8, 2008
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I witnessed it. Wasnt optimistic beforehand as Walsall seemed a bit of a bogey team, and if anything, had the better of the first half. Incredible.
Very jealous!
 




Dancin Ninja BHA

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Jul 6, 2003
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could one of those people who’ve opted for Hereford please get that selfish twat down off the fence while they’re there. Thanks.
Ah, that d1ckhead! I remember well.

Plus the fact he ended up with I think one of Reinelt's boots afterwards, which I thought at the time was ridiculously unjust :mad: :rave:

Anyway, back to the thread!
 


heathgate

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83 semi as I didn’t have enough loyalty points at the time.
Nobody had loyalty points if memory serves, you either had a voucher from I think the Stoke game earlier in the season, or you queued.
 


One Teddy Maybank

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Dunno. For some reason I was being pedantic. I knew what you meant.

I was 8 and didn't go to the match. I remember listening on the radio to the reports from the ground and Albion being 1-0 down.

My first match was a friendly against Norwich City not long after that. I've never worked out why they played these matches. It wasn't a testimonial.
Yes fairly certain he did @Perry Milkins

We signed him the following preseason with John Ruggerio, Lawro and Gary Williams…..
 






Van Cleef

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Jun 17, 2023
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Could one of those people who’ve opted for Hereford please get that selfish twat down off the fence while they’re there. Thanks.

Also, try to resist the urge to tell everyone around you "its all going to be OK. I've come from the future".
 


Feb 23, 2009
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Brighton factually.....
Normally I'd go for a first home game of the season, to soak up some of that new season optimism and August sunshine, but instead I spotted this absolute all time classic.

CHRISTMAS DAY 1922
Albion 7 - 1 Pompey
Fuller 2, Jones, Little (p), Cook 2, Neil
Att: 15K

Christmas day 1922! f***ing sign me up. Imagine how tanked up they all got before, during and afterwards.
That is an incredible call, and I will join you in this, imagine the whole day in 1920s Brighton just after the great war, taking in everything it would be amazing.
 


bhafc99

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Oct 14, 2003
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Also, try to resist the urge to tell everyone around you "its all going to be OK. I've come from the future".
“By the way, 20 years or so from now, set up a company manufacturing facemasks and hand sanitizer. Might be a few quid in it.”
 




PeterT

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Apr 21, 2017
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The first live game I ever went to, just so I can find out who we were playing and when it was - Unfortunately don't recall any details for this fixture as I was a young kid, and my parents couldn't remember any details either when asked about it years later (they can't even narrow it down to a year / season)
Marseille away maybe?
 


PeterT

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Nobody had loyalty points if memory serves, you either had a voucher from I think the Stoke game earlier in the season, or you queued.
Yes, I had such a voucher from going to that Stoke game. They were just lying on the floor after the game, people tossing them away like litter. I suppose I wish I could go back to that Stoke game with a carrier bag and pick all the unwanted vouchers off the floor!
 


heathgate

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Yes, I had such a voucher from going to that Stoke game. They were just lying on the floor after the game, people tossing them away like litter. I suppose I wish I could go back to that Stoke game with a carrier bag and pick all the unwanted vouchers off the floor!
Yes, I threw mine in an old box under my bed,.... had a mad scramble to retrieve it once we all realised how important it was going to be..... my brother and several of our buddies had lost theirs.... all sorts of stress queueing with the masses at the Goldstone.... not me though....
 






Bodian

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Then there was the win at Anfield in the 83 FA Cup run. Both those matches I had to make do with nervously listening to the commentary on BBC Radio Brighton (as it was then).
I broke my radio listening to Radio Brighton - Craig Johnston(e?) equalised, and I kicked it across the room. Followed by a desparate scramble to find another one in the house!
Yes, I had such a voucher from going to that Stoke game. They were just lying on the floor after the game, people tossing them away like litter. I suppose I wish I could go back to that Stoke game with a carrier bag and pick all the unwanted vouchers off the floor!
Not many actually went to the Stoke game did they? I couldn't, as I was working - but I bought a ticket for the voucher, and I don't think I was the only one.
 


m20gull

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Jun 10, 2004
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Land of the Chavs
The first live game I ever went to, just so I can find out who we were playing and when it was - Unfortunately don't recall any details for this fixture as I was a young kid, and my parents couldn't remember any details either when asked about it years later (they can't even narrow it down to a year / season)
I was going to pick Newcastle (A) 1979 as I've always been jealous of those who were there. But this would make more sense. As a little kid I got taken to a home game against Huddersfield in about 1968 and I hated it so got taken home early. I could stay till the end and see what I missed.
 




kevo

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I broke my radio listening to Radio Brighton - Craig Johnston(e?) equalised, and I kicked it across the room. Followed by a desparate scramble to find another one in the house!
You must've missed Jimmy Case's goal then, as we went back in front almost immediately. Because of the poor reception (and the improbability of it) when Case's goal went in, I couldn't quite work out what was happening and actually thought it was Liverpool who had scored.

BBC Radio Brighton subsequently released an audio recording of the commentary on cassette tape. Does anyone have this?!

One annoying thing about the game is that I have a slightly smug friend, who used to follow us but is now a Fulham fan. For years, it remained the only game he'd ever attended - and he would perpetually remind me that I'd missed our greatest-ever victory!
 




Grizz

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Jul 5, 2003
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The 1-0 against Palace in Oct 2005 at Selhurst. It wasn't a classic by any means, they should've still beaten us comfortably, but after the 5-0 tonking in 2002 it felt like something was left unsaid by the Albion. None of my mates could make it, but decided to go anyway and it was just an insane match. I think even a Palace fan wrote that he'd never seen such limbs and scenes in the away end before when we went 1-0 up, I think I ended 5 rows down from where I stood still hugging the stranger I'd never met before 😂 Then for them to have that last minute equaliser chalked off for offside and the Palace fans not realise for ages, made it all the more sweeter. Utter euphoria. Great days!
 


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Brighton factually.....
The 1-0 against Palace in Oct 2005 at Selhurst. It wasn't a classic by any means, they should've still beaten us comfortably, but after the 5-0 tonking in 2002 it felt like something was left unsaid by the Albion. None of my mates could make it, but decided to go anyway and it was just an insane match. I think even a Palace fan wrote that he'd never seen such limbs and scenes in the away end before when we went 1-0 up, I think I ended 5 rows down from where I stood still hugging the stranger I'd never met before 😂 Then for them to have that last minute equaliser chalked off for offside and the Palace fans not realise for ages, made it all the more sweeter. Utter euphoria. Great days!
It certainly was a great away day, similar thing happened to the wife, we were stood near the isle and when we scored as you say it was bedlam, the wife ended up down near the front in a sea of euphoria. She came back up several minutes later declaring that was amazing, this does not happen at American football or ice hockey. I seem to recall a few Palace fans tried to break ranks and came on the pitch goading the Albion fans, and quickly retreated when a mass of Albion rushed down the front to greet them. On the way out they waited to wish us bon voyage behind police horses etc, the wife turned to me and said she had never been given the throat slit motion before by 10 year olds egged on by their parents, great night that lives in my memory, it is up there.
 
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SeagullinExile

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The 1-1 cup draw at home with Man U - 23.9.92 (now immortalised as Beckham debut). Can still watch it on YouTube and dream of Goldstone days followed by fish and chips and drive home to Hastings......Especially remember carrying our wooden hop up stool in through the turnstiles for my son to reach the right height on the terrace (imagine trying that now). Now he's in Melbourne and I'm in Scotland and can only get to the Amex when EasyJet to LGW works, so our in-match chat is usually on WhatsApp.....
Was in the away end for this one, not a Manc accent to be heard!
 


heathgate

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The only games I didn't see of all the key games since the mid 70s, was Hereford, I was in the town, but couldn't get a ticket.... and the first game at Withdean, I was playing a key rugby game here in the west country .

So maybe those two.
 


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