Well, Albion’s first season at the Amex is over. It was amazing, spectacular, breathtaking and more.
And to think I almost missed it.
As a kid i hardly missed a home game in the last few years at the Goldstone. But as we lost it, I started to play a decent standard of football Saturdays and Wednesdays and had a few other troubles, so didn’t get to see them play.
Then my dream didn’t work out and I couldn’t watch football without getting angry through envy of what I used to be able to do, it was so frustrating.
I got my degree and I managed to scrape the money together for a few games in the last two seasons of Withdean.
I didn’t think I’d be able to make the time to be worth a season ticket at the Amex, so I didn’t buy one…
…Until I went to see us play: Gillingham at the Amex … Oh how wrong I was.
I think we only missed 2 homes games after that.
My fiance, now a full blown Seagull, spent hours during the season, hammering the refresh button on the ticket site getting us seats in the north end of the lower west…
…like where me and Dad used to stand at the Goldstone. Near enough to the North stand for the songs but not in the North… cos of all the bad language ;-)
It’s all come back like it was never gone.
I even checked the loft at Mum’s and found all my old programs, loads signed by Mark Ormorod from the bench;
I even found my junior seagulls autograph book signed by Deano, Digweed, Mark Barham … all of them.
But now it’s even better!
I can afford a shirt & a hat;
I can have a beer before, during and after the game;
We have the web…
Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, North stand chat, Albion roar…
All these things to bring us all closer together and moving as one more than ever before.
The Amex is spectacular, the atmosphere in the stadium, in the town and on t’internet is awesome.
Can’t wait for next season and now we’ve bought our season tickets too!
- bha4p posted this