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Brighton given go ahead for new stadium

Discussion in 'Sport' started by Triggaaar, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Triggaaar

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    Since a businessman stole Brighton's ground in 1994, the club has been fighting to get permission for a new stadium.

    after….100,000+ letters, 2 public enquiries, £5million in legal fees, a top 20 hit, 1 racehorse in our name, 2 temporary homes, several marches, a 65,000 strong petition, valentines flowers from every football club to downing street, 2 Parliamentary early day motions, 300+ MP signatures, 1 local referendum, the longest sporting planning application and enquiry in history, Prescott has finally said YES!

    Thanks Mr Prescott

    SEAGULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    About time too . Shut those Nimbys up too
     
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    Premiership here we come! :clap:
     
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    I might even start supporting them again
     
  5. Triggaaar

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    What? You supported the Albion and left!

    3 pictures of me in the Argus today, with Prescott on my shirt. A terrible thing vanity.
     
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    after the shambles they became back in the late seventies after they lost the FA cup final---- You bet!
     
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    Very pleased for Brighton as I think a lot of true football fans would be. I believe the Brightons fans have received support from a lot of other fans during this time ?
     
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    Final was obviously '83 (as I'm sure you know). Didn't really become a shambles until 92, thanks to Bill Archer, David Bellotti and Greg Stanley who stole (in my opinion) 24 million worth of assets from us.

    Yes we did have a lot of support. On the fans united day, we had support from clubs all over Europe, and even Palace, and I'm greatful to them all. We also had letters of support from many, including Arsene Wenger, Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Micky Adams, Steve Coppell (who has VD ;)), and a lot of MPs.
     
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    Fact is they grew too quickly and got too ambitious paying out wages the club simply couldnt afford. They should've consolidated ion the 2nd division and sought promotion when the time was right
     
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    Sorry mate, but that's rubbish. Are you talking about the 70s here, or when the ground was sold for £24 million, of which nothing went to the club? Brighton haven't been crippled with high wage bills, they've been crippled by having no ground.
     
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    no I'm talking about the seventies and eighties
     
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    Ok, fair enough, but they weren't in that bad a state at the end of the 80s, and beginning of 90s. Promoted in 88 to 2nd devision, and play off final in 91 to get to the top division.
     
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    Yes of course and I admire the way they stuck to their guns and didnt give up ( despite all the problems)During the eigthies it was a depressinbg time after all the promises shown during Peter Taylors time. The club seemed to be run by a succession of thugs and crooks even before Belotti.
     
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    Just doen a little bit of research and although Taylor certainly set the Albion on their way it was Mullery who took them up two divisions and made siome astute purchases= Steve Foster, Mark Lawrenson and Andy Gregory.Unfortunately the recesssion , falling gates , Mullery's resignation Mike Bamber being forced out and ensuing incompetence that really finally"did" the Albion
     
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    It's funny - you think of those as the bad times, as you had higher hopes for the Albion. In 96 we were relegated to the bottom div, 97 we were 1 goal away from being relegated to the conference - and since we had no ground, even surviving looked unlikely - and then 2nd from bottom of the league the following year as well. I don't remember the 80s as bad times.
     
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    The rot started there. Hopefully things will turn round now
     

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