getting good at this Albion related stalking business.
You may recall that, on the day he was confirmed as the
new Albion boss, the WeAreBrighton.com team managed to gatecrash
the announcement and become the first fans to get a picture
with Gus Poyet. Well,
this time we have done it again with chairman Tony Bloom.
Bloom is a man who, so far in his tenure as chairman,
has been quite happy to sit in the background. Unlike
his predecessor Dick Knight who liked to make speeches
on the pitch every other home game, the man known as the
Lizard has very rarely been seen in public.
was great excitement then when news reached us that Mr Bloom was infact going to be attending
Wednesday's action of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival, owing
to the fact that his horse Little Josh was running in
attendance at Cheltenham ourselves, come 2.20 we headed over to the parade ring where horses
are walked around prior to the race and owners, jockeys
and trainers gather. Lo and behold, there was our Tony,
sporting what can only be described as an incredibly dashing
luck would have it, we were mooching about outside
the entrance to the Grandstand after the second last race when a short man came striding past. Not noticing who
it was at first, it was only a
high pitched squeaking noise not dissimilar to a whale
and the muttered words of "Lizard" came that
who it was.
Chasing him down, we
were able to find out that he thoroughly enjoyed the
previous evenings victory over Brentford and was very
pleased with how things are going with Gus at the helm. Unfortunately,
Mr Bloom had to turn down our invite to join us for a night on the town due to his
attendance at a meal but wished us luck for the remainder
of the week before making his way out of the racecourse.
thoroughly nice chap, thanks to whom we are going to have
a shiny new stadium and a great future as a club no doubt.
And a great fashion sense to go with it. Nice one Tony!