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#6704510 A Seagull Eye's View

Posted by Deeeeeek on 17 May 2016 - 10:27 PM

Evening all.

I've never signed up to another club's forum before so this is a first for me. Part of it is therapy. I'm still struggling to process the end of the season and just want to air it all. The trouble is that most people I know don't give a damn. It's only on a forum, even a rival's forum, that people really "get" it.

I started following Brighton in the early 80s during the good times. I was eight when my Dad took me to my first match. It was a 0-0 draw with Stoke. God knows why I ever went back! My point here is that I only had the briefest of times watching us in the top flight before we reverted back to our historical role of being not at all good. I've seen a few of you on here complaining how unlucky you've been for a decade or two. Well I've been waiting 33 years to get back to the big time now and thanks to your boys I can add at least another year to that.

Today has genuinely hurt. Around every half an hour my mind has drifted back to last night and I get a fresh slug of sadness right in the gut. A season as good as ours simply shouldn't hurt that much. However, I am also glad I was at the match. It was an amazing experience: the kind of night you'll be glad to say you were there for in years to come.

We WERE unlucky in many respects. Decisions and injuries did go against us for the last few fixtures. I will admit that we bottled the Derby game though and that cost us in the end. Had we found a way to win that we could have afforded a draw at Boro' and then who knows?

Anyway, why am I here? Apart from the therapy bit, I wanted to pop by and applaud you and your team. I wasn't at the Hillsborough game but the TV made it pretty clear that your support was phenomenal. At The Amex you turned up in force and made yourselves heard. While I could barely bring myself to look at you all partying at the end I have to acknowledge that your end looked like a very fun place to be. As for your team, quite a few I our message boards would have you believe your win was purely down to luck. That's obviously wishful thinking. Your boys did a thorough, professional job on us. The home leg could have been won by more. We made you sweat out the first half last night but your second half was monumental. Your boys shut down every last inch of space. We got urgent, then careless, then rattled and made almost nothing. I kept waiting for you to break out with pace and grab the winner but at least that never came. I've no complaints. None against you anyway.

You've had long enough in the wilderness to have earned this shot at the top flight. I was always impressed/amazed with the numbers that turned up to cheer you on when you were in the third tier. That speaks volumes for what you are and could be in the future and I've got to admire it. For what it's worth, I hope you do it. All year long we have been the underdog. The fact that we've fallen short pains me but the underdog mantle passes to you for the playoff final. Hope it fits you.

I may never post on here again but I felt I needed to get that little lot off my chest.

Best of luck.
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#6297414 Photoshop Competition - Carlos Edition

Posted by Whitechapel Owl on 27 September 2015 - 10:25 PM

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#5920912 Picked up Sergio Bus Today

Posted by TaxiMark on 20 March 2015 - 12:32 AM

It's getting a habit this innit?


Picked up from the training ground, anyway he's nice guy, down to earth etc... said he hopes to make the bench v Rotherham, another player who seems to really like Stuart Gray as well.


Said a few interesting things to me as well, reckons that loads of players will be leaving in the summer (contracts ending) and he reckons there will be loads of new faces coming here as well, he also said the he's heard the stadium is to be improved, now as to what scale I'm not sure but got some really good positive vibes from him today about the future of this club and he certainly seems to be looking forward to it.


Anyway he's a thumbs up for Owlstalk  



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#6257077 Working on New Club Badge and Away Shirt

Posted by southportdc on 02 September 2015 - 09:28 AM



Let them have it for free.

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#6293548 Photoshop Competition - Carlos Edition

Posted by alanharper on 26 September 2015 - 11:19 AM

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#6262802 Film GIF Megathread 2015

Posted by Whitechapel Owl on 05 September 2015 - 11:02 PM

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#6006758 Good Morning Owls.

Posted by Swindon on Tour on 08 May 2015 - 12:11 PM

I guess you enjoyed the game last night ?
The song "you're just a poo poo Sheffield Wednesday" didn't go down with the locals :)

Not over yet but still a most enjoyable evening capped off with one of their fans kicking a bin after the game and watching him hobble home with an injured trotter.

Take care and enjoy the summer. If only we could meet next season but as said a long way to go.

Up the Wednesday.
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#5928498 Rotherham Advertiser (Last Friday's edition)

Posted by PolarNigel on 23 March 2015 - 02:36 PM

Somebody must've left this at work over the weekend, and as I was flicking through it earlier, there was a page devoted to 'policing the South Yorkshire Derby'. Hope none of you bad manz got rumbled lol




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#6298698 Photoshop Competition - Carlos Edition

Posted by areNOTwhatTHEYseem on 28 September 2015 - 08:08 PM

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#6160878 Scoreboard pic

Posted by pauli on 22 July 2015 - 07:01 PM

Another one...



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#6185484 Just Picked up Alex Lopez

Posted by TaxiMark on 03 August 2015 - 02:00 PM

Really decent guy, he's looking forward to the Bristol game saying 'we win',(his english is quite poor) anyway he seems to like it here and when I asked him what he was looking for beyond his loan spell here he replied that he wanted to see how it goes here but he doesn't know what will happen (well from what I could make out anyway)


Looks happy to be here anyway and thought I'd share this on here.




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#6727604 SEMEDO - Please listen to this from eDDie

Posted by @owlstalk on 25 May 2016 - 06:06 PM

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#6727121 Totally Gutted!

Posted by SUPERFRANKIESIMEK67 on 25 May 2016 - 03:41 PM

After all the waiting for tickets I've had to give mine away after receiving a phone call this morning from hospital offering me a cancellation for a much needed heart operation on Friday. I would normally turn it down but I've been waiting 2 months already and like I say I need it. So can I ask each and every one of you to give the lads just one shout for me Saturday as I'll be In a hospital bed recovering. Hopefully they will let me listen to it on radio without me having to sneak one in... Come on Wednesday take us back to the promised land...

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#6722725 i won the 50/50 chairmans surprise

Posted by jarvo on 24 May 2016 - 10:40 AM

well my surprise turned up this morning, 2 x tickets for the royal box , I kid you not, drinks, meal, and drinks again, but I need to wear shirt, tie, and jacket don't think im posh enough for all this.

cheers jarvo

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#6293630 Photoshop Competition - Carlos Edition

Posted by areNOTwhatTHEYseem on 26 September 2015 - 12:27 PM

Unfortunately I dint know how too we Photoshop. I'm very surprised that nobody has made a superman CC yet


Just for you, jonesy87shef...


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#6549560 #MindTheGap Four Years Ago Today...

Posted by eDDie on 18 February 2016 - 10:12 AM

...where it all turned around.



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#6542160 Do You Remember Our Incredible Defence From Last Season?

Posted by areNOTwhatTHEYseem on 14 February 2016 - 08:23 AM

They were pretty good, weren't they?


Well, this year's team have conceded just one measly goal more than they had at the same stage of the season.


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Not bad for an attack-minded team, eh? I wonder how that side of the game is working out for us?


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Pretty decent. It's all about points on the board though, isn't it?





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#6293384 Photoshop Competition - Carlos Edition

Posted by areNOTwhatTHEYseem on 26 September 2015 - 09:04 AM

We have some very talented and witty Photoshoppers on here, so when I saw this image of Carvalhal, one thing instantly sprang to mind...Owlstalk Photoshop competition!


Here's the original image:




Have at it!


I'll get the ball rolling with superstar DJ Carlos Cox throwing some shapes behind the decks...


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Edit: Quite why I named this 'caption competition', when I clearly meant 'Photoshop competition', I have no idea! If a kindly mod wants to update the title, that would be lovely.

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#6160694 Scoreboard pic

Posted by pauli on 22 July 2015 - 05:41 PM


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#6296426 Photoshop Competition - Carlos Edition

Posted by BobTheDogTheOwl on 27 September 2015 - 10:26 AM

some weird minds out there you say?



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