I'm not really a Football fan. I've never played the game, and have only once been to a professional match; which just happened to be Brighton and Hove Albion, back in the 60's.
However our local team are doing quite well, and have become a serious force in the top division. They also have a fabulous new out-of-town stadium. They play in the top echelons of the game, and have beaten many of the English teams that are known world-wide, including Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, and West Ham.
I was in the park with Billy recently when I saw this double-decker bus going past. I don't know if it's been around for a while, but it was new to me. With a big game on Sunday afternoon, I imagine it was being used for publicity reasons.
Sunday's game was against Grimsby (a team not in the same league). We won by 5-0. Grimsby have a 'fish' as their mascot. Brighton, of course, have a 'seagull'. As everyone knows, seagulls eat fish for breakfast!!!
This, below, was goal No 4.
Brighton will now play against Manchester Utd or Fulham in the semi-finals (I think). Not quite the same push-over as with Grimsby.
Good luck boys.
Go Brighton! You're obviously feeling chirpier. Nice to see you backReplyDelete
Not a lot chirpier, but enough to function. Still very listless and tired.Delete
Good to see a new post from you, even if it is about football!ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm sorry about the Football.Delete
Brighton have done really well in recent years. Perhaps you and Kimbo should go along to watch a match before long. You will have to swear, swill lager and fight with opposition fans. I suggest that you stand behind Kimbo.ReplyDelete
Some years ago I saw a survey about the best half-time meat pies; Brighton's came top, but they were also the most expensive. I'm tempted to go, if only for a pie!Delete
Cro, Your team Brighton WILL be playing Man Utd (my team) in the semi-finals of the F.A Cup (22nd April) as Utd did beat Fulham on Sunday when you were not so well. So it's a big event for Brighton.ReplyDelete
Don't forget the hot honey and lemon drinks.
So, it's a whole month away, I'd somehow imagined it would be played within a couple of weekends. May the best team win.Delete
Not a sports fan here, but I understand why it would be fun to be able to root for a local team.ReplyDelete
Go Brighton! Will you attend a game with your Brighton grandsons. Watching a winning team sounds like fun.ReplyDelete
Not my cup of tea, but I have tried to encourage my oldest to take his boys.Delete
I'm afraid that football leaves me totally cold - I only wish that the BBC had taken Match of the Day off air permanently. To (mis)quote Oscar Wilde - the unspeakable chasing the uneatable!ReplyDelete
I am not a football fan either nor soccer or any other sport. I don't go to games, I don't watch on TV, I don't even pay attention to the sport segment of the TV news.ReplyDelete