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[Albion] It's nice to be nice



Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
56,177
Back in Sussex
Grimsby fans on their day out...

"Like to give a big thank you to Brighton and their fans. They have been first class all day. It's a fantastic set up were fans migled freely outside, drinking and having a bite to eat. Football as it should be. It's been a fantastic day despite the result."

"Respect to a large number of Brighton fans who stayed behind for a long time and clapped the town off the pitch 👍"

"Supporters of both clubs pure class!"

"Town fans fantastic
Brighton fans fantastic
Hope they go on and win the Cup"

"Thank you Sid and all Brighton fans. As you rightly said football as it should be. We've had a great time today despite the score. You have fantastic facilities there and you made us feel very welcome. You are all a credit to Brighton."

"Also I have never ever felt so welcome by oppo fans as brighton, stayed behind drinking with them lot and they were great and absolutely full of praise for the efforts of team and fans. Hope they go on and win it."

"First time I’ve been to Lewis for 25 years and forgotten what a smashing little town it is, superb venue for a pre match beer and banter with Brighton fans who were also a credit to their club."

"Everything about today from Brighton was class - even the programme - not just a token one page about the away team - loads of Grimsby content, the stewards and other staff, the cards to make stripes and fish for the away end, the Brighton fans applauding our players. I’m not a fan of the premiership and what it’s done to football, but BHA totally lack the arrogance of that level, indeed the opposite there was a sense of humility about the club and the welcome it gave to us…"

"Really hope bha go on & win the cup now , not bigtime at all spoke to loads of their fans & to a man first class"

"I know most wanted a draw against Man Utd but does anyone think they'd have given us the welcome that Brighton did? I don't think so personally. Brighton have the feel of one of the many friendly little clubs we've come across over the years but on a bigger scale and with Premier league money."

"Nothing but praise for Brighton as a team and a club. Everyone was welcoming and helpful.

Our team gave their all, but we just couldn't live with them on the pitch, which is no shame. Great and well merited applause for them at the end of the game, and the Brighton fans joined in as well to their credit."

"Had a great time down on the south coast fair play to so many of the Brighton fans for staying behind a good 15 mins to applaud our team off at the end, we deserved that after what our team has done this year in the cup.."
 






Eeyore

Colonel Hee-Haw of Queen's Park
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Apr 5, 2014
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'Brighton have the feel of one of the many friendly little clubs we've come across over the years but on a bigger scale and with Premier league money'

I like that one. I still see us as a seaside town that has hit the big time. But we are still little old Brighton as far as I'm concerned. I like it because it winds up those who are high on their glory quest.

I like being a small club who piss the 'big' ones off.
 


Cowfold Seagull

Fan of the 17 bus
Apr 22, 2009
21,927
Cowfold
'Brighton have the feel of one of the many friendly little clubs we've come across over the years but on a bigger scale and with Premier league money'

I like that one. I still see us as a seaside town that has hit the big time. But we are still little old Brighton as far as I'm concerned. I like it because it winds up those who are high on their glory quest.

I like being a small club who piss the 'big' ones off.
And long may it continue. Beating a few of the so called BIG clubs who rolled up at Withdean back in the day, all expecting an easy ride, then they looked at the athletics track, and the bobbly pitch, and suddenly didn't fancy it at all. How l loved that!
 


Stat Brother

Well-known member
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Jul 11, 2003
73,888
West west west Sussex
Some of the 'we should be hostile' bleating on The Twitter was pretty embarrassing.

But not as embarrassing as 'what the f**kin he'll is that' sung to their fans holding up the banner, by our fans holding up the banner.
 






nickbrighton

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Feb 19, 2016
1,993
Yet there are some of our fans on twitter and FB and here that think we shouldn't have been nice, shouldnt have clapped them off, shouldn't have played the music they were all jumping around to at the end and having a great day to , shouldn't have sorted the card display.

I for one think its great that whislt we are becoming a big club in the eyes of the lower divisions, we still very much treating those clubs with respect and are not being all "Billy Big Bollocks" about our current position

One eye opener for me , and it brought home how succesful we are now seen to be by some, is their players wanting to swap shirts with ours, and then soaking up the occasion.

It quite simply was their "cup final" , they all knew they weren't winning in a month of sundays but that didnt matter, they were here at Brighton and that was the biggest game in the clubs recent and medium term history- and quite possibly the biggest game a lot of those players are likley to play in.

What a testament to our club, our fans, our city that desite a 5-0 battering, they and their fans have gone away with nothing but good memories of their great cup run, and a fantastaic occasion at the Amex.
 
















Westdene Seagull

aka Cap'n Carl Firecrotch
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Oct 27, 2003
21,317
The arse end of Hangleton
I've never understood this unwritten rule that football fans of one club should be hostile to those of another. Surely we all have the same thing in common - a love of football ? By all means some banter, leg pulling etc but hostility ..... nope. Glad the Grimsby fans enjoyed their day out - exactly as it should be ( I'll exclude the drunk father and son act at the foot of the steps for the Mill Road P&R though - not such lovely individuals ).
 






brighton_tom

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2008
5,206
Some of the 'we should be hostile' bleating on The Twitter was pretty embarrassing.

But not as embarrassing as 'what the f**kin he'll is that' sung to their fans holding up the banner, by our fans holding up the banner.
That was sung by both sets of fans simultaneously at each other. And to my ears, sitting on the half way line, was started by the Grimsby end. Also i took it as just banter towards each end, rather than any malice.
 




Some of the 'we should be hostile' bleating on The Twitter was pretty embarrassing.

But not as embarrassing as 'what the f**kin he'll is that' sung to their fans holding up the banner, by our fans holding up the banner.
Deary me! Really?! That's the whole point of football chants, taking the piss out of the opposition. I don't go to get pally with away fans. This is the attitude of our fans that contributes to why our home atmosphere is so shit at times! Boils my piss.
 


Farehamseagull

Solly March Fan Club
Nov 22, 2007
14,476
Sarisbury Green, Southampton
Some of the 'we should be hostile' bleating on The Twitter was pretty embarrassing.

But not as embarrassing as 'what the f**kin he'll is that' sung to their fans holding up the banner, by our fans holding up the banner.
Funny too as in one of the quotes, they say we were making stripes rather than a Seagull! :lolol:

Yesterday was exactly as I thought and hoped it would be. A comfortable win and a good vibe at the game. There are games when you want the intensity and a bit of an edge but yesterday was never about that. I had a great day and my young lads thought their fans were great. Being young enough to have only watched us in the PL, it was a good experience for them watching a lower league team and a great set of fans who the game obviously meant a lot to.
 








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