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Opening of the Seagull Tavern

seagull tavern

Taken from the Brighton v Crystal Palace programme of December 1979:

Two weeks ago the nearest hostelry to the Goldstone took on a new name. The former Sackville pub on the corner of Old Shoreham Road and Sackville Road was renamed the ‘Seagull Tavern’ and there for the opening were a number of Albion players to wish landlord John Sainsbury well. Our photo shows the lads together with some ‘Seagulls’ lovelies.

Anyone who owned a replica of that Bukta shirt can vouch for its nipple-scratching effects of the sandpaper-like material. I hope the, ahem, ‘lovelies’ weren’t too discomforted. Gerry Ryan appears to be somewhat distracted by the young lady with Peter Sayer’s perm!

And a few drinks later, things get a bit more cosy…

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(from Brighton v Southampton, Peter O’Sullivan testimonial programme, April 1980)

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Topps bubblegum cards


We knew we had made it as a football club when Topps issued cards of eight first-teamers in 1978/79. Enclosed in a daring pink border, Topps cards perfectly captured the vibe of the 1970s with its use of bright garish colours and popular typefaces of that time.

So enjoy Peter Sayer’s quite magnificent perm, the rare sight of Graham Moseley with a beard and Sully proving himself to be the Welsh answer to Tom Selleck, never mind Rivelino. But, wait, no Brian Horton?

The backs of the cards featured all the vital career stats up to the end of the 1977/78 season plus some bullet points:

topps back

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