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Villa Park

What an incredible season it has been for Brighton and Hove Albion that concluded yesterday with the visit to Villa Park. Promotion already in the bag after three play-off heartbreaks in 3 of the 4 previous seasons we all dreamed of winning the title and for 25 glorious minutes it looked on. In a cruel blow at the end of the match our solitary one goal advantage was equalised with no more than 4 minutes left on the clock and with it went our title dreams.

 

Nevertheless it was a season to be immensely proud and 20 years after we almost went out of the league and out of business we have once again reached the top flight in English Football and will be mixing it with Manchester United, Livepool, Arsenal, Chelsea and the other giants of our domestic game. I shall enjoy every moment of the ride!

 

Incidentally Villa Park became the 102nd stadium I have been to in England to watch a league match.

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Taken on May 7, 2017