Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Well done the Seagulls!

A quick look back:-

Last time it had taken 78 years to get into Division One when, on Saturday 4th May 1979, the Albion played Newcastle away and beat them by 3 goals to 1.

The Manager then was Alan Mullery.

After the match Chairman Mike Bamber said:  "Our ground* is absolutely fourth division. I would like to say to everybody, 'Let's get behind the club so we can have a first division stadium.'"

This time it has taken just under 32 years to reach the Championship, and at last they have a fine new stadium. Maybe if they had had a new stadium to go to in 1979 they would be in the Premier Division by now.

* The Goldstone Ground, Old Shoreham Road.

1 comment:

  1. Now, mustn't try to fly too high, too soon. Strange club,the year they were relegated from the old first division they were in a cup final. which they lost.


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