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Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton & Hove Albion

Homeless and 28 minutes from relegation out of the Football League in 1997, Brighton & Hove Albion are finally fulfilling their undoubted potential.

The Albion’s history features more than its fair share of disappointment, and the occasional bit of joy!

Spencer Vignes captures a beautiful and heart-warming story of when the ‘goalkeepers union’ goes beyond the confines of a football pitch. He also investigates when one of the greatest management duos of all-time rocked up in Hove, shaking the football world to its core. 

The club’s recent experiences could fill a few books so expect some new releases real soon.

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You’ll find some of the best Brighton & Hove Albion books below.

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Brighton & Hove Albion: On This Day

Brighton & Hove Albion: On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

Hardcover
By Dan Tester

A must-have book for every Albion fans’ bookshelf.

Brighton & Hove Albion On This Day highlights the most memorable moments from the club’s incredible history, with an inclusion for each date of the year.

More Than Ninety Minutes: Brighton and Hove Albion 1995-1997​

More Than Ninety Minutes: Brighton and Hove Albion 1995-1997

Hardcover
By Stewart Weir, Paul Hayward

A stunning pictorial look at the bleakest two years in the history of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

Build a Bonfire: How Football Fans United to Save Brighton and Hove Albion​

Build a Bonfire: How Football Fans United to Save Brighton and Hove Albion

Hardcover
By Stephen North, Paul Hodson

The epic true story of what happened when club owners Bill Archer and Greg Stanley decided to sell Brighton & Hove Albion’s home of 95 years, the Goldstone Ground, to a property developer.

What the aforementioned hadn’t reckoned with was the sheer will of the club’s fans. They didn’t want to see the Albion disappear and mounted a campaign to save their club.

Build a Bonfire highlights the events leading up to the sale of the ground, and charts the progress of the fans in their fight against the board…

An Albion masterpiece.

Eric & Dave: A Lifetime of Football and Friendship​

Eric & Dave: A Lifetime of Football and Friendship

Hardcover
By Spencer Vignes

“An amazingly tale of friendship and rivalry.” – Luxmy Gopal, BBC Breakfast

“An enchanting story.” – Adrian Chiles, BBC Radio 5 Live

Meet Eric Gill and Dave Hollins, once described as two of the finest goalkeepers in Britain. Their unique friendship started as a rivalry – two men competing for the same goalkeeper jersey at the Albion in the 1950s.

Bloody Southerners: Clough and Taylor's Brighton & Hove Odyssey​

Bloody Southerners: Clough and Taylor's Brighton & Hove Odyssey

Paperback
By Spencer Vignes

Brian Clough and Peter Taylor stunned the football world by becoming joint managers of Brighton & Hove Albion in 1973.

Brighton Up

Brighton Up: The Inside Story of Brighton & Hove Albion's Journey from Despair to Triumph and the Premier League​

Hardcover
By Nick Szczepanik

Brighton Up: The Inside Story of Brighton & Hove Albion’s Journey From Despair to Triumph and The Premier League describes how the Albion recovered from missing out on promotion to the Premier League by the narrowest of margins in the play-offs, to achieve promotion in 2017.

Match of My Life - Brighton & Hove Albion​

Match of My Life - Brighton & Hove Albion

Hardcover
By Paul Camillin

Match of My Life – Brighton & Hove Albion features 16 Albion heroes’ greatest matches for the club.

Peter Ward, Brian Horton and Steve Foster, and many more, look back on matches from the club’s (previous) golden era of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

We Want Falmer!​

We Want Falmer!

Hardcover
By Steve North, Paul Hodson

On May 3rd 1997 Albion drew 1-1 at Hereford United to stay in the Football League – by the skin of their teeth!

The nail-biter came at the end of a two-year struggle by the club’s fans to save their club from extinction.

We Want Falmer chronicles, through the words of the main protagonists, the 14 years after Hereford and the extraordinary, humorous, emotional, and completely unique campaign that included:

  • a referendum
  • petitions
  • soaking Des Lynam with using watering cans
  • marches in Brighton, London and a small village in Lancashire
  • forming a political party
  • bombarding John Prescott with flowers
  • a top 20 hit…
  • and loads more …
Seagulls! The story of Brighton and Hove Albion FC​

Seagulls! The story of Brighton and Hove Albion FC

Hardcover
By Timothy Carder, Roger Harris

A comprehensive history, up to 1993, of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. 

A must-have Albion fans of all ages.

Albion A-Z: Who's Who of Brighton and Hove Albion FC​

Albion A-Z: Who's Who of Brighton and Hove Albion FC

Hardcover
By Timothy Carder, Roger Harris

Biographical details of each of the 829 players who wore an Albion shirt between 1901 and 1997.

The perfect bookend to the club’s time at the Goldstone Ground.

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