Excitement Building On Albion’s Premier League Debut Day

Emotions are running high for Brighton fans on social media, as they prepare to head to the Amex for their club’s opening Premier League game against Manchester City.

It’s the day supporters have been waiting for since promotion to the top flight was confirmed in April. Months of anticipation have all been building up to this afternoon’s clash at the Amex, and Seagulls fans were understandably over the moon when they woke up this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not just fans that are looking forward to Albion’s first Premier League game, with both former and current players showing their support for the club online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been a hard-fought journey for both Albion and the fans, who’ve had to wait 34 years to return to the top flight.

 

In that time they’ve had their former home, The Goldstone, taken from under their feet; almost dropped out of the Football League altogether; forced to undertake a 150 mile round trip to play home games in Gillingham for two years; moved from Gillingham back to Brighton at the converted athletics stadium in Withdean for 12 years and had to fight for the right to build a new home in Falmer.

 

To paraphrase Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You”, the club and its fans have come a long, long way together.

 

 

 

 

 

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