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Jim Cannon
07-01-2016, 10:25 PM
1. Gareth Barry is a Brighton Legend. Gareth spent 2 years as a trainee at Brighton between 1995-97, before moving to Villa, still as a trainee. He has gone on to make 53 appearances for England, and almost 600 League appearances, none of which were for Brighton.

2. Liam Brady is a Brighton Legend. "Chippy", a flamboyant star for Arsenal and Juve in the late 70s and 80s rocked up to ailing Brighton as a manager after an unsuccessful spell as manager at Celtic. Under his stewardship they managed mostly lower mid table positions in the third tier. He was involved in a failed consortium aiming to take control of the club. Brady later returned to Arsenal in a backroom capacity.

3. Lewis Dunk is a destined for greatness. No he isn't, he is dirty, and shit.

4. Buckley is better than Zaha. How did that work out for you lads?

5. Brighton have won a major trophy. Back in 1910, the Charity Shield (now known to us all as the Community Shield, was a match played between the League Champions and the Southern League Champions. Brighton beat Villa 1-0 in this fixture. It is known as one of the longest running friendly fixtures in this country, and nobody gives a shit about it, other than the worthy causes who benefit from the monies raised.

6. Brighton have "played" in the Premier League, back in the 1980s. No, it was called the First Division, and all you stattos will know it was also part of the football league. The Premier League was initially created by the FA, and Brighton have never played in it.

7. Brighton are a "sleeping giant". Well, if spending many decades in the lower divisions, and having boasted of a 4 year stint in the old first division is among your greatest achievements, perhaps you should have spent more time awake in the first place.

8. Brighton have one of the finest academies in Europe. Really? Well by all accounts it looks very nice, but the new Messi has yet to be identified. Even Youth Cup glory has so far eluded our South Coast friends.

9. Palace players not good enough for Brighton's first team. An oversight, in my humble opinion. Perhaps if you had players of this quality you may have enjoyed more success.

10. CMS is better than Glen Murray. After leaving Brighton on a free, CMS, now 31, is plying his trade for Luton Town. Murray now a year older, at 32 recently joined Premier League Bournemouth for a reported fee of 5M.

:hi:

Big Gav
07-01-2016, 10:49 PM
There aren't many clubs in the football league that have so few legends as Brighton :)

SeanPalace84
07-01-2016, 10:50 PM
Great thread which makes for great reading.

They really are a deluded bunch aren't they, where do they get this idea that they are some kind of big club.

BHAFC- Forever living in our shadows (Along with living in most football teams shadows)

Pistol Knight
07-01-2016, 10:52 PM
No mention af "Kaz (is gonna get ya) Lua Lua"

!!!

Jim Cannon
07-01-2016, 10:55 PM
No mention af "Kaz (is gonna get ya) Lua Lua"

!!!

Plenty of room to add what I have missed:D

New LP
07-01-2016, 10:58 PM
Millwall have produced more top quality players over the years than Brighton.

Heb 7:4
07-01-2016, 11:02 PM
Of quibble point 6. Brighton have played in the top flight. Not often, but they have. Who gives a shit if it was before the Premier League?

Jim Cannon
07-01-2016, 11:05 PM
Of quibble point 6. Brighton have played in the top flight. Not often, but they have. Who gives a shit if it was before the Premier League?

They do. Nobody else

Blind_Eagle
07-01-2016, 11:07 PM
They do. Nobody else

:lux:

Oli28
08-01-2016, 12:01 AM
They're good at Mexican waves.

Bipe
08-01-2016, 06:42 AM
Legendary manager Alan Mullery is surely worth a mention? He has enjoyed a stellar managerial career since leaving QPR 30 years ago. At least, I think he did OK at Southwick or whatever Sussex County League club he rocked up at??

jobiinthelastmi
08-01-2016, 10:46 AM
They really have spent their entire miserable history at the arse end of English football.

The one time they do chuck 200 million at it, they still fail to reach the promised land :lux:

Vince Hilaire's Afro
08-01-2016, 11:05 AM
Some of it is true. For instance, the majority of our players are not at the right standard to play for Brighton

Vince Hilaire's Afro
08-01-2016, 11:08 AM
Brighton's ability to humbly live within their means whilst the rest of the football world cheats, thereby canonising their own failure and negating the success of others - this is surely the stuff of legend?

eaglejez
08-01-2016, 11:16 AM
Brighton are morally better than all the other clubs since they don't 'cheat' by living outside their means


Notes to Editors: The definition of 'cheating' here is to incur expenditure exceeding income (the "Excess") by an amount greater than X

X - a notional amount set each year by a random set of rules referred to as 'from FPP', such amount which can be increased as required each year. The Excess can be any amount as long as it is less than X even if X is a very large number.

For the avoidance of doubt the Excess can ignore any cost of capital (including repayment of capital) even if that capital is used to produce income

eaglejez
08-01-2016, 11:19 AM
Tony Bloom is a gazillionaire

Source: the NSC. There is no evidence anywhere at all on the internet of massive wealth making him the first Gazillionaire in mankind to hide all evidence of wealth (apart from the ability to spend 200m on a slopey stadium that's already 5 years old)

Notes to Editors: Profits of a few million from legendary sales of internet gaming companies do not suggest gazillions ferreted away ready to purchase Charlie Austin el al

eaglejez
08-01-2016, 11:21 AM
Brighton are a sustainable business model


Notes to Editors: The last 4 years Report and Accounts show that the income and costs are effectively fixed so the reported Profits / Losses going forward will be effectively -12m + X +Y

X = Player Trading Profits

Y = Excess income from Premier League

SeanPalace84
08-01-2016, 11:48 AM
They are the only team cool enough to sing 'Your shit ahhhhh' at goalkeepers. Truly inspiring.

Selhurst Celtic
08-01-2016, 12:27 PM
They actually sung songs at Fulham away.



Note to editors: It technically wasn't songs. It was that 'ring of fire' toot that Liverpool did ages ago

Heb 7:4
08-01-2016, 12:54 PM
They are the only team cool enough to sing 'Your shit ahhhhh' at goalkeepers. Truly inspiring.

My word, do they still so that? Thought that died out years ago from being embarrassingly shite.

Heb 7:4
08-01-2016, 12:55 PM
They actually sung songs at Fulham away.



Note to editors: It technically wasn't songs. It was that 'ring of fire' toot that Liverpool did ages ago

Good shout. The memorable away day where a song was sung.

Magic times.

Ash
08-01-2016, 01:29 PM
On the subject of legends, here is a list of notable footballers (famous/talented/sought-after) who have played more than 50 games for Brighton & Hove Albion:

Bobby Zamora
Jimmy Case
Mark Lawrenson
Glenn Murray
Dean Saunders

Wow. Steeped in football folklore. Not.

Penstone Eagle
08-01-2016, 01:38 PM
They are the only team cool enough to sing 'Your shit ahhhhh' at goalkeepers. Truly inspiring.

And they needed songsheets for it

old git
08-01-2016, 02:24 PM
They fought in their thousands to save the Goldstone.

Cleon
08-01-2016, 03:12 PM
On the subject of legends, here is a list of notable footballers (famous/talented/sought-after) who have played more than 50 games for Brighton & Hove Albion:

Bobby Zamora
Jimmy Case
Mark Lawrenson
Glenn Murray
Dean Saunders

Wow. Steeped in football folklore. Not.

Harsh on Glenn Murray to be included on a list of such infamous bandits.

Ash
08-01-2016, 03:23 PM
That's the point, he'd struggle to make our list of notable players but is right at the top of theirs!

CharlieCPFC
08-01-2016, 04:50 PM
They are the only team to bring glow sticks to a football match the flash fvckers.

The Addonians
08-01-2016, 05:01 PM
Surely they must hold the record for some or all of the following,
1) Most 1/2 and 1/2 scarves purchased
2) Most song sheets distributed without success
3) Highest No of fans/customers with brighton as a 2nd team
4) Most albino looking fans, because they're always in our shadow.

Selhurst Celtic
08-01-2016, 05:37 PM
That they've always had an 'element'.

(Last seeing crying their eyes out in the Crescent behind bolted doors)

CharlieCPFC
08-01-2016, 05:55 PM
They also done themselves proud at Anfield passionately joining in with you'll never walk alone. Absolutely mind blowing.

100% Palace
08-01-2016, 06:57 PM
Here's a proper one. Most own goals in an FA Cup tie.

wigman
08-01-2016, 07:14 PM
On the subject of legends, here is a list of notable footballers (famous/talented/sought-after) who have played more than 50 games for Brighton & Hove Albion:

Bobby Zamora
Jimmy Case
Mark Lawrenson
Glenn Murray
Dean Saunders

Wow. Steeped in football folklore. Not.

Take out Murray and replace him with Sir Peter Ward. :p

wigman
08-01-2016, 07:33 PM
Here's a proper one. Most own goals in an FA Cup tie.

We've never conceded 9 at Anfield though. :p

Maiden Eagle
08-01-2016, 07:35 PM
We've never conceded 9 at Anfield though. :p

You never scored 4 goals against L'Pool in an FA Cup Semi Final, either:)

Penstone Eagle
08-01-2016, 07:36 PM
You never scored 4 goals against L'Pool in an FA Cup Semi Final, either:)

tried their best to score 4 for them though :D:p

Penstone Eagle
08-01-2016, 07:38 PM
We've never conceded 9 at Anfield though. :p

not many opportunities to do so though, you have to be in the same league to have a chance :D

Blind_Eagle
08-01-2016, 07:41 PM
They actually sung songs at Fulham away.

Note to editors: It technically wasn't songs. It was that 'ring of fire' toot that Liverpool did ages ago

Did you see the "highlights" of their support that night on YouTube? :D

If that was their best away support in the last few years then God help them. Ring of fire is the best they can do away from home?

Lol.

wigman
08-01-2016, 07:51 PM
You never scored 4 goals against L'Pool in an FA Cup Semi Final, either:)

Knocked them out of the cup 2 years in a row. :p

Ash
08-01-2016, 07:54 PM
Take out Murray and replace him with Sir Peter Ward. :p

Noteworthy... outside of Brighton?

You can keep them both, you need them!! :p

Selhurst Celtic
08-01-2016, 08:00 PM
Did you see the "highlights" of their support that night on YouTube? :D

If that was their best away support in the last few years then God help them. Ring of fire is the best they can do away from home?

Lol.

They clapped themselves on the back for their vociferous support at the valley that season too. Which amounted to a handful of divs giving it the ring of fire effort again. Proof is on YouTube.

Compare that to our last visit to the valley with a swaying, raucous pit in the Jimmy Seed stand with smokes and bangers.

They should stick to their comfort zone, which is giving Gerald polite applause in a county badminton match.

100% Palace
08-01-2016, 08:06 PM
Knocked them out of the cup 2 years in a row. :p

Have you beaten them at Anfield in the Premier League 2 years in a row?

SJ'sLoveMonkey
08-01-2016, 08:18 PM
They clapped themselves on the back for their vociferous support at the valley that season too. Which amounted to a handful of divs giving it the ring of fire effort again. Proof is on YouTube.

Compare that to our last visit to the valley with a swaying, raucous pit in the Jimmy Seed stand with smokes and bangers.

They should stick to their comfort zone, which is giving Gerald polite applause in a county badminton match.

This you mean?

http://youtu.be/njUyUowWKEA

wigman
08-01-2016, 09:14 PM
Have you beaten them at Anfield in the Premier League 2 years in a row?

We have beaten them 2 years in a row when we were in the top flight.
It was called the 1st division in those days, you should know that being against modern football and all that. :p

old git
08-01-2016, 09:17 PM
We have beaten them 2 years in a row when we were in the top flight.
It was called the 1st division in those days, you should know that being against modern football and all that. :p

Why do you use opinions of one section of our fans and think we all share them ?

Nth Kent Eagle
08-01-2016, 09:17 PM
If a marine creature flies overhead do they still sing "seagulls"?

wigman
08-01-2016, 09:18 PM
Why do you use opinions of one section of our fans and think we all share them ?

Why do you think we are all Tarquins ?

old git
08-01-2016, 09:19 PM
Why do you think we are all Tarquins ?
I have seen the videos.

David of Kent
08-01-2016, 09:20 PM
We have beaten them 2 years in a row when we were in the top flight.
It was called the 1st division in those days, you should know that being against modern football and all that. :p

Bit political to twist the answer like that.

Which should of course have been in reply, "no we haven't won at Liverpool two seasons in a row in the league"

wigman
08-01-2016, 09:20 PM
I have seen the videos.


And I have seen your banners . :p

old git
08-01-2016, 09:23 PM
And I have seen your banners . :p

Are you for or against ?
Personally I prefer being able to go to away matches and have a drink,go to the game and not have to fight my way back to the station.
Maybe that's an age thing.:D

Jim Cannon
08-01-2016, 09:23 PM
You never scored 4 goals against L'Pool in an FA Cup Semi Final, either:)

No, but Lewis Dunk did put on a show at Anfield once, to be fair

danpalace07
08-01-2016, 09:26 PM
Good shout. The memorable away day where a song was sung.

Magic times.

proper old school support :p

wigman
08-01-2016, 09:30 PM
Are you for or against ?
Personally I prefer being able to go to away matches and have a drink,go to the game and not have to fight my way back to the station.
Maybe that's an age thing.:D

You cannot have it both ways.
The money talks nowadays.:p

grand aigle
08-01-2016, 10:09 PM
We have beaten them 2 years in a row when we were in the top flight.
It was called the 1st division in those days, you should know that being against modern football and all that. :p

You have NEVER played in the Premier league...different to the 1st division....and hopefully NEVER will...so your answer should have been..no we haven't beaten Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier league!!

eaglejez
08-01-2016, 10:15 PM
Why do you think we are all Tarquins ?

GZ5b_g5o9UM

Supa Pard
09-01-2016, 12:30 PM
They got mullered and humiliated in their FA cup final replay.
We didn't.

jobiinthelastmi
09-01-2016, 01:05 PM
Take out Murray and replace him with Sir Peter Ward. :p

Who?

old git
09-01-2016, 01:55 PM
You cannot have it both ways.
The money talks nowadays.:p

What are you on about ?:confused:

Supa Pard
09-01-2016, 02:28 PM
You cannot have it both ways.

That's rich.
Coming from a Brighton fan.

Supa Pard
09-01-2016, 02:31 PM
We've never conceded 9 at Anfield though. :p

Of course you haven't.
Your lot have hardly ever played there!

Breaking rocks
09-01-2016, 02:31 PM
Thought from the title - legends and myths - that this thread was going to be about Peter Ward or Bobby Zamora.

Supa Pard
09-01-2016, 02:33 PM
Thought from the title - legends and myths - that this thread was going to be about Peter Ward or Bobby Zamora.

So that's who was up Peter Ward then?

Vince Hilaire's Afro
09-01-2016, 03:13 PM
Obviously, I've not really been keeping track of their progress, but I understand Brighton built a new stadium with a corking capacity of almost 30,000.

My understanding is that Brighton would no longer have to struggle at the foot of the football pyramid due to the financial constraints they have been forced to operate within in order to maintain their integrity in a world of financial cheats.

Yes, for now they will be eternally empowered by the force of unimaginable gate receipts, premium pie sales, and a ferocious home crowd roar from their massed hordes that would make even the hardiest of opponents quake in their boots.

I remember their ever confident fans regaling us with tales of not only how this newfound financial clout devour all the other Championship tinpotters, but also engulf most of the PL once the inevitable promotion was secured within a season. And all in the correct way. No buying of players or paying of wages that are not covered by their massive operating profits. Well within the confines of FFP (or conveniently readjusted FFP levels).

I'm very surprised this legendary rise from the ashes has not been covered more extensively by the national press?

Supa Pard
09-01-2016, 03:18 PM
I believe The Argus mentioned it.
Once.