and Hove Albion - Falmer Stadium
Building The Future
said we couldnt afford it (me included)
The cynics said it would never happen (me included).
how wrong we were. Ive just got back from the Falmer
site, and my god, it looks good. If it wasnt against
about a million health and safety regulations, Id
start playing there on Saturday. All of a sudden, the
letters, the flowers, the shit cd, the protests down at
the sea front, the protest at Wycombe, the more sodding
letters, the Play-Off Final banners, the Dick Knight &
Martin Perry snoozathons at half time and countless other
campaigns appear to have been more than justified.
is actually bloody brilliant. I advise you got go and
have a look if you havent already.
To be honest, I was expecting to see bugger all really,
but thought Id kill two birds with one stone and
hit the Uni library as well as having a look around.
can just about see the top of the roof as the train arrives
(travelling Southbound) which I imagine will wet the appetite
of many on matchdays for years to come.
a disgrace that its taken so long for the building
to start though. Get off the train and all you can hear
is the traffic from the road. Natural beauty my arse.
up from the Uni, you can see the top of the stand that
has been erected (I think it is the East?) and it already
looks bigger than the current South Stand at Withdean.
Sadly though, it seemed as though my plans to see all
the work that has been done was going to be scuppered
by a big bastard of a blue fence around the construction
that proved not to be the case. Incredibly, the club (or
more likely, the constructors) have actually had the brains
to realise that there would be visitors to the site, so
have put in prison-style windows in the big blue fence.
Brilliant! People have already bent the bars of course,
allowing for a few pictures to be taken on my phone, as
you can see. If I was a bit braver, I probably could have
got quite far in the site before being thrown out
there were only a few people floating about by the entrance.
I departed, another fan turned up in a Goldstone RIP t-shirt
to have a look. How apt.
in all, it looks fan-bloody-tastic I think. I'm already
looking forward to a special edition of Crocs on Tour
there when it opens.
has an Arnie cliché been more appropriate.