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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Valley Party inspiration for Seagulls

Brighton and Hove Albion is a club with which Charlton has a great affinity (and Palace fans pretend that the Seagulls are their real rivals, the Addicks being a 'nothing club'). Now Brighton fans have formed the Seagulls Party which has been registered with the Electoral Commission. And they got their inspiration from the role that The Valley Party played in getting Charlton back to their ground.

Ever since they were evicted from the Golsdtone Ground, and after a spell ground sharing with Gillingham, Brighton have been at an athletics stadium at Withdean. The stands are a greater distance than normal from the pitch and capacity is limited, making it difficult to rebuild the club. Lewes District Council have put a number of obstacles in the way of their move to a new stadium and forming the party is their latest effort to get things moving.

2 Comments:

Blogger colin from welling said...

Good luck to the Seagulls Party and all concerned with the club.

The Valley party and the local election victory was a defining moment not only for our club but for football clubs throughout the land.

It should serve as an inspiration, I wasn't around at the time but I so wish I was and I hope the Seagulls fans get behind it as much as ours did way back then.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Bingaddick said...

I was at the Fans United game at the Goldstone Ground when Stevie "he's got no hair but we don't care" Grit was in charge. That was a magical day and since then The Seagulls have been my second team. I wish them all the luck in the world. Lets hope this makes the difference and Falmer becomes a reality.

8:14 AM  

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