Posts Tagged ‘Falmer’

Albion 1 – 3 Watford

December 31, 2012

Nice to see the seats already in the South West corner

To say this match was a bit of an anti-climax, after waiting 3 months to see an Albion game, would be an understatement. It was great to be traipsing through the Christmas rain up to Falmer to see the stripes again. That is until the match actually started.

I don’t know what’s happening with the team, and yes Watford are a good side with another young football-as-it-should-be-played manager steering them, but Gus Poyet’s side now have no fight in them it seems. Toothless up front, slow to the point of being embarassing at the back (“Bomber” El-Abd needs a new nickname, that was painful), and a midfield without the fantastic Liam Bridcutt doesn’t bear thinking about. If Albion let him go this upcoming tranfer window, as is rumoured, then we’re fucked, it’s as simple as that. So, Man of the Match to the player I always have thought as the best we have – our midfield ball winner – Liam Bridcutt.

And going into the North West corner

However, you don’t need me to tell you that football is a harsh mistress, and if you look at Brighton & Hove Albion over a 5 year timescale and not just this season, we’ve come a long way, and it’s still a huge success story. I do like the way the corners of the ground are getting filled in, and in a way that’s not going to turn the place into another soulless indentikit bowl, I just wish we could fill the huge gaps in the footballing side at the minute.

The Watford lot – noisy, with a lot to be noisy about

Happy New Year to you, wherever you find yourself, I’m missing the Newcastle FA Cup game as, guess what, I’ll be in Turin watching Juventus v Sampdoria on 6th January. Match/holiday report to follow soon after. Cheers.


February 8, 2011

I was up at Falmer today, picking my seats for next season. Two aisle seats down the Sarf end of the East Stand. I can hardly wait folks – it’s looking good, it really is.

Wycombe 4 – 4 Albion

November 7, 2009

I missed this FA Cup first round match, and what a cracker. Gavin Hoyte sent off (I think that’s six red cards for the Albion this season now), Nicky Forster scores his tenth goal of the season, and Glenn Murray gets a brace. Nothing dull about this team eh?

Martin Hinshelwood

Hinsh carrys on the Albion madness at Wycombe

The reason for my absence? I was at Falmer High School all day, attending my FA Level 1 in coaching football course. It was a good laugh, and even the big shiny skeleton of  a new stadium going up behind the University of Brighton site didn’t put me off my game too much.

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) Smith; Hoyte, Virgo, Elphick, El-Abd; Bennett, Crofts, Dicker, Cox; Forster (Davies 73), Murray (2)

Subs: Kuipers, Navarro, McLeod, Tunnicliffe, Livermore, C Barker.

2010 FA Cup 1st Round Draw

October 25, 2009

Away at Wycombe for the Seagulls in the FA Cup on Saturday 7th November. At least we won’t suffer the ignominy of getting knocked out by some non-league outfit.

I’m starting my Level 1 FA coaching course that same day at Falmer High School, so I won’t be there.  The FA Cup is an irrelevance this season, we need league points, and sharpish.

Countdown to Falmer

September 16, 2009

I’ve received a linkback from the excellent Countdown to Falmer website, where BHAFC fans can upload their own pictures of the ongoing building work at the Club’s new home. So, I’m giving the site a bigger plug by dedicating a post to them here at The Hovian.

It really is a fascinating spectacle watching a modern football stadium being built before your very eyes online, and in such a beautiful area as the Falmer site. Other useful websites to get Seagull football nerds all a-slobber are the Countdown to Falmer web clock, and the club’s own Falmer Timelapse site on Lobstervision, where you can log in everyday and watch as the camera records the building progress and uploads it to the interweb every 15 minutes.

A poster on North Stand Chat named Everest has even spliced together the timelapse thingy into a series of excellent little YouTube movies, accompanied by suitably stirring music. Everest’s YouTube channel is here, subscribe now and one day he’ll have the whole Falmer construction from the first diggers moving in to the painting of the white lines on the new stadium pitch. Here’s his best effort linked above, good effort fella!!


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