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DAN TESTER

All content on The Albion Mag website will be commissioned and edited by Dan, former Albion matchday programme editor (contributor eight years), Albion editor (Brighton & Hove Independent), Scars & Stripes co-founder, editor of We Want Falmer! and author (Brighton & Hove Albion: On This Day (I) and (II).
@TheAlbionMagUTA

NICK SZCZEPANIK

Nick is a football and NFL writer whose byline has appeared in every national daily paper (yes, even that one) but mostly in The Times and The Independent. An Albion fan since the 1960s, his ambition is to report on the club in Europe.
@NickSzczepanik

ALBION ROAR

Join Ady and Al on the Albion Roar, the Brighton & Hove Albion fans’ independent radio show, on Radio Reverb 97.2FM every Saturday from 12pm-1pm. You can listen in on FM, via www.radioreverb.com, and on DAB. Alternatively, catch the podcast at www.albionroar.co.uk.

IAN HINE

Ian is a self-confessed Albion anorak now living in Southampton. His first game was in August 1968 and he’s been collecting programmes ever since. In a moment of madness eight years ago, he thought it would be a good idea to digitise his whole collection. He’s still scanning!
@Hiney2708

AITC

Albion in the Community (AITC) is the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and runs more than 60 different projects across Sussex, helping more than 36,000 in the last 12 months.

CAIN SULEYMAN

Cain, 18, is a student at the BRIT School, London, studying Musical Theatre and Photography.

BRETT MENDOZA

Brett grew up a just couple of minutes from the Goldstone Ground and is in his 30th season watching the Albion. Vice chairman of REMF and manager of the Windmill Pub in Brighton, the 36-year-old is a self-confessed ‘bit of a media junkie’.
@BrettMendoza

MIKE WARD

Mike is TV Critic of the Daily Star and TV Editor of the Daily Express Saturday magazine. Hear him on talkRADIO breakfast with Paul Ross, read him at www.mikeward.tv and download his podcast, Learnt Loved Loathed, from iTunes. His ancient Albion diary Gullhanger, about the title-winning 2001/02 season at Withdean, costs next to nothing these days on Amazon.
@MikeWardOnTV

STEVE BREWER

In his column, Steve talks about life as an Albion fan from the perspective of a member of the LGBTQ community. As we all know, both the Albion and the LGBTQ community are big parts of life in the Brighton & Hove area, and he will be giving a voice to Albion, and football, related issues.
@SteveJB84

WE ARE BRIGHTON

With over 33,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, We Are Brighton is the biggest unofficial social media presence for Albion fans. We don’t do much in the way of match reports or tactical analysis as we are normally too drunk at games to remember what happened. What we do offer is what is probably best termed as nonsense. We can tell you which Seagulls-related horse to back in a Grand National (Many Kevin McCleod’s winning in 2014). If Brighton-themed crisps existed, that Prawn Stockdale would be the best. And that if you want to host an Albion-styled Halloween party, you should do it in an Ian Haunted-Culverhouse and have lots of Inigo Cauldron’s around.
Throw in all the news coming out of the Amex minus any sort of blue and white tinted specs, and you seem to have a surprisingly popular formula.
@wearebrighton

SANDRA MURPHY

Sandra loves living in Brighton where she works as a Business Doctor. This is her first year as an Albion season ticket holder and she’s optimistic that the success she brings to local businesses, helping them to grow and thrive, will be replicated on the pitch!
@BizDocSxCoast

LEON COX

Leon is an obsessive fan of videogames cats and the Albion. A regular at the Goldstone, Withdean and Amex since the 1983/84 season, he firmly maintains that there’s nothing wrong with hero-worshipping footballers and wearing replica shirts well into middle-age.
@ratsoalbion

CLAIRE BYRD

Claire was a journalist at The Argus throughout the 1990s and wrote a football column, alongside her main role in news. She was part of the team who helped expose the sale of the Goldstone and subsequently led the paper’s support of the Bring Home the Albion campaign. She later married campaign co-founder Adrian Newnham. They introduced their first child to home games at just seven-weeks-old and all three of their children are season ticket holders.
@clairebyrdcoms

SIMON LEVENSON

Simon used to work for BBC Sussex as a producer on home matchdays and previously presented the non-League round-up on Saturday evenings. He has been following the Albion since watching his first game in 1962 and rates winning promotion to the old First Division at Newcastle United as his favourite Albion moment. And Hereford, the most stressful.
When he’s not following football, Simon writes for Brighton’s satirical Treason Show.
@Kampervan

ANTHONY JAMES

Anthony is a 28-year-old media graduate currently enjoying all home – and as many away – games as possible. Born in Brighton and never straying far from GOSBTS, his Albion history began at the Withdean. He has a few early memories of the Goldstone but not nearly as many as he’d like!

NIC OUTTERSIDE

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.
@seagullnic

GOLDSTONE WRAP

On this retro Albion fan site, you can catch video links from YouTube of Brighton & Hove Albion from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Beginning with Pat Saward’s side through to the glory days under Alan Mullery, relive all the years going up to the final season at the Goldstone Ground.
If you know of any other vintage Albion footage and photos of the 1970s and 1980s that Seagulls TV could link to, please contact Goldstone Rapper on seagulls@me.com.

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