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BBC Southern Counties Radio - The Fans Phone In

Once upon a time, the local BBC Southern Counties Radio provided Brighton and Hove Albion fans with an informative and entertaining show through which to air their views on all things Brighton. And air them they did.

There were several notable characters who appeared on the show on a regular basis - Randy, Herb, and ultimately Leroy produced many moments that made listeners laugh out loud, shudder with embarrassment and more often than not caused Harty to have to offer a disclaimer.

WeAreBrighton.com have delved into the archives to present some of those classic calls made to the station between 2006 and 2010. 

Saturday 21/01/2006: Scott - Sheffield United 3-1 Albion
Defeat at Bramall Lane leaves a disheartened Scott to phone Harty but before he gets to discuss the game the call is hijacked by a rather inebriated fellow car passenger, and disaster follows.
Saturday 04/02/2006: Dillon - Coventry City 2-0 Albion
Despite being stuck in the Ricoh Arena car park thanks to a puncture after a 2-0 defeat at Coventry, Dillon calls in to state his
disappointment.
Saturday 04/02/2006: Garth - Coventry City 2-0 Albion
Technical issues and a ludicrous analogy from Garth following the defeat at the Ricoh leave Harty somewhat speechless.
Tuesday 14/02/2006: Denzil - Norwich City 3-0 Albion
Denzil has spent Valentines Day watching the Albion lose at Carrow Road, and his fellow car passengers are evidently not happy as a controversial background song eminates.
Tuesday 14/02/2006: Garth - Norwich City 3-0 Albion
Garth predicts that the Albion are heading for the drop from the Championship, including a somewhat controversial analogy about just what Mark McGhee is doing to the club.
Saturday 19/08/2006: Leroy - Nottingham Forest 2-1 Albion
It was a pivotal moment in fans phone in history, as Leroy made his debut in style to slate Dean Hammond and Mark McGhee.
Saturday 19/08/2006: Bruce - Nottingham Forest 2-1 Albion
Bruce takes a break from traditional phone in techniques and tries to look for the positives following the first league defeat of the season away at the City Ground.
Saturday 02/09/2006: Leroy - Bristol City 1-0 Albion
Leroy is far from happy following the defeat at Ashton Gate, and his attempt to sum up Mark McGhee "metaphorically" is nothing short of shocking.
Saturday 23/09/2006: Herb - Carlisle United 3-1 Albion
Herb is not pleased with Mark McGhee's sacking and his subsequent replacement with Dean Wilkins, and brings it upon himself to put forward Kevin Keegan and Stuart Murdoch for the job.
Saturday 23/09/2006: Leroy - Carlisle United 3-1 Albion
Another defeat, and once again Leroy decides to vent his unhappiness towards skipper Dean Hammond and Kerry Mayo, as well as feeling sorry for himself.
Tuesday 26/09/2006: Herb - Yeovil Town 2-0 Albion
Herb has left a game early for the first time in ten years, and is once again unimpressed with the decision to sack Mark McGhee as well as the perceived big support of the Albion. 
Tuesday 26/09/2006: Leroy - Yeovil Town 2-0 Albion
Leroy decides to use a Stevie Wonder analogy to denote the fact that he is once again leaving a game disappointed, while Harty admits he finds 18-year-old Eastenders character Ruby Allen fit.
Saturday 25/11/2006: Arnold - Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Albion
Arnold isn't happy with Tommy Fraser's performance on the day or his use as a right winger, and decides to sum this up via the use of a proverb.
Saturday 25/11/2006: Leroy - Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Albion
An emotional Leroy returns to phone in by summing up his mood with another analogy and questioning the strike force even though they stuck eight past Northwich two weeks ago.
Saturday 10/02/2007: Leroy - Brentford 1-0 Albion
Another away defeat, this time 1-0 against Brentford means that an angry Leroy does not last long on the phone in, with Harty resorting to telling him to go and play in traffic. Ouch
Saturday 11/08/2007: Randy - Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Albion
The opening day defeat away at Crewe leaves Randy with no option but to predict relegation due to the fact he believes that Dean Wilkins is infact on drugs.
Saturday 15/09/2007: Randy - Gillingham 1-0 Albion
Randy is yet again unimpressed with Dean Wilkins team selection, which leads to Harty having to issue another disclaimer after suggestions of an affair between player and manager.
Saturday 10/11/2007: Randy - Cheltenham Town 1-1 Albion
The FA Cup first round tie with Cheltenham ends 1-1, yet Randy was not impressed with the Seagulls strikers in this tie.
Saturday 17/11/2007: Randy - Leyton Orient 2-2 Albion
Harty and Norman Gall are flummoxed by a question posed by Randy following the 2-2 draw at Brisbane Road in a surprisingly positive call.
Saturday 09/02/2008: Randy - Cheltenham Town 2-1 Albion
Two goals in added time see Cheltenham defeat the Albion, and Harty is far from impressed with Randy's pops at Jake Robinson and Dean Wilkins.
Saturday 18/09/2010: Herb - Carlisle United 0-0 Albion
A rather drunken Herb exchanges opinions with Mike Ward following his description of league one football as long ball and clunky on his national newspaper blog.
Saturday 21/08/2010: Randy - Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Albion
A lack of penetration and the argument that Leon Knight could be the answer to the goalscoring problems leaves Randy upset enough to call the Harty-less phone-in.


 


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