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June 1, 2017 Comments (0) Views: 881 Albion Stories

A song for the Goldstone

Nic is entering his 50th season supporting the Albion. His first game was on a sunny Saturday in September 1967 – a 1-0 home victory against Bury at the Goldstone in front of 13,413 crowd. His favourite Albion player of all time is Kit Napier and the best manager during all those years: Chris Hughton. Nic was a multi-award-winning investigative reporter and newspaper editor for 28 years, until retiring from journalism in 2013. He is an author, poet, lifelong socialist, obsessive Bob Dylan fan and now a blogger and political commentator.

A song for the Goldstone

Kit Napier in the wind swings the ball in,
Cha Cha Cha Livesey we all sing.
Big Alex rises in the fog of the night,
And his power header takes the game out of sight.
Give me a sight, give me a sound,
Sweet memories of the Goldstone Ground.

Tiger Tawse races down the left wing,
Now you can hear the North Stand sing:
“It’s Brighton Hove Albion,
Brighton Hove Albion FC,
We’re by far the greatest team,
The world has ever seen.”

Sully intercepts a long floated pass,
He plays it wide on the Sussex grass
Beamish races towards their box,
And tucks the ball away as the South Stand rocks.
Give me a sight, give me a sound,
Sweet memories of the Goldstone Ground.

Tony Towner surges down the right wing
Now you can hear the North Stand sing:
“It’s Brighton Hove Albion.
Brighton Hove Albion FC,
We’re by far the greatest team,
The world has ever seen.”

Lawro takes the ball from under the stand,
Horton signals a move they’ve already planned.
Passes to Ryan who chips it to Ward,
The PA announces it is Ward who has scored.
Give me a sight, give me a sound,
Sweet memories of the Goldstone Ground.

Teddy Maybank sprints down the right wing,
Now you can hear the North Stand sing:
“It’s Brighton Hove Albion,
Brighton Hove Albion FC,
We’re by far the greatest team,
The world has ever seen.”

Jimmy Case lines up a 30 yard free kick,
Steve Foster stands like Fletton brick.
The ball’s chipped over and Smith must score,
But it’s Robinson’s goal and the fans want more.
Give me a sight, give me a sound,
Sweet memories of the Goldstone Ground.

Gary Stevens runs down the left wing,
Now you can hear the North Stand sing:
“It’s Brighton Hove Albion,
Brighton Hove Albion FC,
We’re by far the greatest team,
The world has ever seen.”

@seagullnic

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