Saturday 27th January 2018 15.00
FA Cup Fourth Round

Middlesbrough 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 HT: 0-0 Att: 20,475
Murray 90

from The Riverside Stadium


Five Penalties in a Game

Palace prog 1989Monday 27th March 1989
League Division Two (nka Championship)
Crystal Palace 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 HT: 2-0 Att: 14,384

Wright 18; Bright 35 (pen), Bright missed pen 38, Wright missed pen 40, Pemberton missed pen 70 : Curbishley 60 (pen)

from Selhurst Park

It was Easter Monday and perfect weather for the old grudge derby between Palace and Brighton. Little did I know that the much anticipated game, 47 miles north, was going to break three British records, at the time going back 127 years, and subsequently lasting another 29 years to this day.

Yes, one of English football’s oddest rivalries broke the following records:

  • Most penalties awarded in a game
  • Most penalties awarded to one team in a game
  • Most penalties missed by one team in a game

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My Favourite Year (1990-91)

In a similar vein to the 1990 book of the same name this is an account of my favourite year, part one.

Brighton & Hove Albion – Second Division 6th place (losing Play-Off finalists) – FA Cup 4th round – League Cup 1st round.

Albion 1990-91 (wearing the worst kit of all time)
Albion 1990-91 (wearing the worst kit of all time)

The motley bunch above, looking ridiculous in their lurid pink away strip, is the team from my favourite ever season, 1990-91. The kit, incidentally, was voted as one of the worst five kits of all time. Not helped much by the words NOBO emblazoned on their chest. I still have this top in my wardrobe.  Continue reading “My Favourite Year (1990-91)”