This week’s Seagulls Reading List fills the purpose of referencing some of the sources that I have used in my blogs to date. This week four Albion fans who’s co tent is a must read for the avid Albionite!
Spencer Vignes – Author and Journalist, amongst the many things Spencer has written are two must read books about the Albion. The first was one of the favourites of my Albion book collection ‘A Few good men’, in which he names, profiles and interviews his all-time Albion 11.
Spencer received the Roger Harris Memorial Shield earlier this year, an award for the person who’s done the most over the past 12 months to preserve & promote the history of the Albion. An award that was given in recognition of his new book ‘Bloody Southerners’ which chronicles Brian Clough’s I’ll-fated 32-game spell in charge of the Albion.
Brighton on TV – a fellow Albion blogger who has collated a great amount of the television coverage of the Albion from over the years. These includes regular blogs about specific games and an abundance of linked videos clips of gold from Albion’s tv coverage that can help you while away many spare hours.
Nick Szepaznik – A sports journalist and Albion fan who regularly writes pieces for the official club website and a variety of national newspapers, Nick is one of the best Albion fans to follow on Twitter for all thing Albion, but more importantly his book ‘Brighton Up’ which covers the two seasons up to the Albion’s promotion to the Premier League is a must read. Not just for any Albion fan looking for a nice bit of reminiscing about a great period in the club’s history, but this book also includes some great insight behind the scenes of the Albion’s promotion campaign.
Argus archive – the Brighton Argus has been covering the Albion with distinction for decades. And more than the last two decades worth of that coverage is available by a few clicks in the Brighton Argus Archive and is well worth a look. If only to remember how far we’ve come.
Hopefully those four get you started, more to follow next week.
If you missed it here is my latest blog on Brighton’s 1978/79 League cup run.