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[Albion] What a brilliant game of football



Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
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I'd have absolutely loved it (LOVED IT) if we had sneaked a winner, but I'm not disappointed that we didn't.

It was just a fantastic game of football to watch. Great for the neutrals? Probably, but even better if you're massively invested, as we all are.

Going toe-to-toe with the best team in the world, with a massively depleted side, yet largely matching them all over the park.

At times it was like a bizarre game of foot-chess as they allowed Steele to progress...and progress...and progress. They had no intention of pressing him, instead focused on blocking the short passes to the centre-backs. It briefly looked as though he had some sort of forcefield around him that would have allowed him to just walk the ball the full length of the pitch.

Anyway. Amazing and enthralling in equal measure, and a real privilege to be there to watch.
 
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ozzygull

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Oct 6, 2003
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I'd have absolutely loved it (LOVED IT) if we had sneaked a winner, but I'm not disappointed that we didn't.

It was just a fantastic game of football to watch. Great for the neutrals? Probably, but even better if you're massively invested, as we all are.

Going toe-to-toe with the best side in the world, with a massively depleted side, yet largely matching them all over the park.

At times it was like a bizarre game of foot-chess as they allowed Steele to progress...and progress...and progress. They have no intention of pressing him, instead focused on blocking the short passes to the centre-backs. It briefly looked as though he had some sort of forcefield around him that would have allowed him to just walk the ball the full length of the pitch.

Anyway. Amazing and enthralling in equal measure, and a real privilege to be there to watch.
It was incredible absolutely loved, two class teams going toe to toe and one of them was Brighton. Bloody dream land stuff.
 




Harry Wilson's tackle

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Oct 8, 2003
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Yes, and it's hard to get to bed....for me, Steele was a f***ing ninja. He whanged one about six inches away from one of their 100 million pound players, and I swear I saw him chortle. Too classy to merely snigger. What a guy.

And what a time to be alive.
 


Munkfish

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May 1, 2006
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The first half was the best half of football I’ve ever seen and enjoyed. f***ing he’ll both teams played their part it was insanely good. Im not a phrase of this term but it was Elite.

I watched city destroy Madrid and it’s the best half of football I’ve seen from an English team ever. The first half tonight pissed all over it and full credit to both teams. I wouldn’t have cared if we lost tonight that was the greatest ever Brighton performance there has ever been. Hands down.

I guarantee both managers absolutely loved it. It was Beautiful.
 




lasvegan

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Jan 30, 2009
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The first half was the best half of football I’ve ever seen and enjoyed. f***ing he’ll both teams played their part it was insanely good. Im not a phrase of this term but it was Elite.

I watched city destroy Madrid and it’s the best half of football I’ve seen from an English team ever. The first half tonight pissed all over it and full credit to both teams. I wouldn’t have cared if we lost tonight that was the greatest ever Brighton performance there has ever been. Hands down.

I guarantee both managers absolutely loved it. It was Beautiful.
From the BBC live coverage…

“Bad news - the referee has decided to end the first half.

What a 45 minutes of high quality football from both sides. Loved it”
 












Thunder Bolt

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I had to pinch myself when Steele plucked the ball off Haaland's foot in the first half... imagine if you could go back in time and show that to him when he was having that torrid time at Sunderland.
It was one of those WOW moments, I’ve had quite frequently recently, watching us play.
 




B-right-on

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Apr 23, 2015
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It was incredible and I felt so proud of our team which was put together on a shoestring (in football terms) budget, fantastically coached against the half a billion Citeh, mega rich players.

They were on a 12 game winning streak which ended last night.

We stood up to them and went toe to toe. Every neutral and pundit applauded our game and we are SO over the radar that we're stratospheric.
 




SeagullsoverLondon

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The first half was the best half of football I’ve ever seen and enjoyed. f***ing he’ll both teams played their part it was insanely good. Im not a phrase of this term but it was Elite.

I watched city destroy Madrid and it’s the best half of football I’ve seen from an English team ever. The first half tonight pissed all over it and full credit to both teams. I wouldn’t have cared if we lost tonight that was the greatest ever Brighton performance there has ever been. Hands down.

I guarantee both managers absolutely loved it. It was Beautiful.
This, in a season of stella performances, last night was supernova
 




BN41Albion

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Oct 1, 2017
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Re Steele, tonight really emphasised how MOTD were correct when they discussed everything starting with him. He was brilliant tonight with his feet - some utterly sublime longer balls.

Its insane how calm our players are on the ball - even current fringe players. Cruyff turning and alsorts all over the show in our own final third against the best team in the world. Just an absolute joy to watch!
 




Curious Orange

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Jul 5, 2003
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On NSC for over two decades...
Games like last night are why football is worth it. You put up with the lows, and boy have we had many of those, for the exhilarating highs that watching it can bring.

To see two sides playing brave, creative football like we saw last night is something to treasure.
 






DavidinSouthampton

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Jan 3, 2012
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I felt really bad when I saw the team news - no Dunk, Colwill and Van Hecke at the back? Citeh with a strong team. This will be carnage.

How wrong I was. Magnificent. I just couldn’t stop smiling through the first half. We Even had more goals disallowed than them. Van Hecke was superb.

this de Zerbi bloke really is a bit special!
:Dezerbicalmdown: :bloom:
 


Guinness Boy

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Jul 23, 2003
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The first 45 was everything football should be and I’ve never seen a better one anywhere.

There were times when it was like the very best Brazilian beach football you could imagine and yet it was deeply tactical too. Both coaches have transformed English football but it’s still incredible to me that we have the players to carry it out - including multiple teenagers and”Sunderland reject” Jason Steele.

Amazing
 


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