Arsenal FC – Our away record against the Seagulls

Brighton and Hove are twin towns, now combined as one city, on the South Coast of England in the county of Sussex, and are well known as tourist destinations.

Professional football in the area was the brainchild of Edgar Everest, a Sussex Football Association official who founded Brighton United in 1897. Playing at the Sussex County Cricket Ground, the club collapsed in 1900. A high-class amateur side, Brighton & Hove Rangers, was formed in its wake but also folded after just one year.

But the will to provide the towns with a successful club was already strong. The former manager of Brighton United, John Jackson, was the driving-force behind a third club.

Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. were founded in 1901 and 19 years later, in 1920, they were elected to the Football League’s new Third Division โ€“ having previously been members of the Southern League.

In the Southern League they won their only national honour to date, the FA Charity Shield, which at that time was contested by the champions of the Southern League, and the Football League, by defeating Football League Champions Aston Villa in 1910.

Our first game against Brighton was in the third round proper of the FA Cup played on January 12th 1935 at the Goldstone Ground in Hove and it ended in a 0-2 win for Arsenal.

In league play we have only met Brighton on ten occasions, eight in Division 1 and two in the EPL.

Here is our complete league away record –

Treat it like a cup tie – our recent record at the Amex (or whatever mercenary, corporate name it has now) is good in the FA Cup.



88 Responses to Arsenal FC – Our away record against the Seagulls

  1. RA says:

    I loved that GN5! I had no idea that Brighton had been stop starters. โ˜บ๏ธ

    A very nice piece of info to drop into the conversation.

  2. RA says:

    I also liked the neatly presented info on our away record with the Seagulls.

    But with your skill that is no surprise!๐Ÿ˜‹

  3. RA says:

    And Good Morning All. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  4. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Great work as always GN5.

    My parents retired and died in Brighton, my brother lives there, my first love lives there, my ex-wife lives there.

    From the age of 4 until 15 my parents took us there for the whole summer.

    Never liked the place.

  5. RA says:

    BR, ๐Ÿ˜

  6. LB says:

    Good read GN5

    Where do you find all that information?

  7. Rasp says:

    Morning everyone,

    Thank you GN5, once again you educate me.

    I’ve only ever been to Brighton twice, both times for my son’s graduation … I never really got to see the famed lanes .. .although like Raddy, my first true love lives there coincidentaly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Chris Hughton is a good manager (we will overlook his ttotnum connections), he was treated shabbily by Mike Ashley like so many.

    The race for the league title and the hunt for top four has intensified after recent results. A resurgent manu could yet put pressure on us, so every point counts. A win at the seaside is crucial … let’s hope we have some fit defenders and M.O. can be as influential … he should start because Brighton like to play football … and he’s really quite good at that ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. fred1266 says:

    Thanks for the history, never knew they were 2 town but always wonder why they name so weird

  9. RA says:

    Was your true love and Raddy’s the self same lady, Rasper?

    We will have Chas on next saying she was his first true love too!

    What happened? Did she flip a coin and you all lost out to someone living in Hove? ๐Ÿคช

  10. Big Raddy says:

    Up here in the frozen North today is Xmas day – quite why they celebrate the 24th I have yet to discover.

    So, on behalf of Queen Margrethe and her loyal Danish subjects may I wish you all a Glรฆdelig Jul

  11. Big Raddy says:

    RA. Quite possibly, she was a floozy.

  12. Rasp says:

    Mine was a singer …. very good at reaching the high notes ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Eddie says:

    merry xmas to you all from me and Karp xxx

  14. LB says:

    When there is no fish, crab is fish

    Did I get that right?

    I have tried to use that in converstion a few times with differing responses.

    Merry Christmas to you Eddie.

    You are missed.

  15. LBG says:

    Despite living possibly closer to Brighton than all of you, I have no first love (or current) living there!!
    Currently a place for some excellent restaurants, free love, much drugs, rainbow followers of every hue, much sleeping on the streets, and one of the places a paramedic never wanted to have a job at the end of a shift!

  16. Big Raddy says:

    “When there is no fish, crab is fish”

    Love this saying. So true.

  17. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all – especially to you Eddie, I hope all is well and that you spend more time with us on AA.

  18. chas says:

    Thanks, GN5. Very informative.

  19. chas says:

    I thought the saying was, ‘ when there is no fish, carp is fish’.

    Not sure I get the crab version of the saying, but that’s probably because I prefer crab to fish anyway.

  20. GunnerN5 says:

    I would also like to wish you all the very best for Xmas and the New Year.

    I urge all the men to have an annual PSA blood test – it could be a life saver.

  21. GunnerN5 says:

    In Canada Carp is not not very high on the list of desired fish, however Crab is considered to be a delicacy especially King Crab and Dungeness.

  22. fred1266 says:

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out for six weeks after sustaining a fractured metatarsal in his right foot, Arsenal have announced.

  23. RA says:

    LB raises an interesting statement based on a slightly contentious supposition.

    “When there is no fish, crab is fish”

    A fish is a fish. A crab is not a fish, whether there are fish in the same location, or not.

    A crab is a crustacean with an exoskeleton, so a fish it is not.

    Except that critters which live in the sea (salt water) are usually classed as belonging to one these groups;

    Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, — and the closest relevant group is therefore ‘fish’, because they are certainly not birds, reptiles or animals.

    Perhaps crabs are fish, when there are no fish, in the same way fish roe is caviar, when there is no caviar?

    Umm – does it matter? ๐Ÿฅบ

  24. RC78 says:

    He looked injured for a while…playing with hand break on for last few games…

    We need a win against Brighton so here is my line up. It will be one of those games where we need to cope with long balls so…

    Leno – Jenks, Lichten, Sok, Kola – AMN, LT, Xhaka – Lacazette, Ozil, Auba

  25. RA says:

    Incidentally, Chas’s version; ‘when there is no fish, carp is fishโ€™ is actually a false circular argument.

    Carp is a fish, so to say ‘when there is no fish’, would also include a lack of carp, which is a fish.

    An illogical premise. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  26. RC78 says:

    Yes I bring Jenks and keep AMN and I keep Iwobi on the bench.
    We need Ozil passing and we need pace from AMN.

  27. GunnerN5 says:

    I like AMN a lot and he needs game time to progress so i would keep him in the line up.

  28. mickydidit89 says:

    Very Happy Christmas to all at AA

    Carp isn’t really fish, and yes, my first “ahem, cough…love” was from Brighton ๐Ÿ™‚

    Up The Gunners

  29. GunnerN5 says:

    Hi Micky,

    All the very best to you and yours.

  30. LBG says:

    Now I know it’s you RA, “false circular argument”!๐Ÿคฉ…….๐Ÿค”

  31. Rasp says:

    Hi Micky, good to see you again … and other old friends.

    A very Merry Christmas to one and all ……

  32. Aaron says:

    Thank you GN5.
    I know the holidays can be very difficult for many people, so I will hope that you all get to relax, and get some time to yourself to do the things you wish to do.

    Eddie,nice to see a post from you!

    Man, the games are taking a toll on the Arsenal. The refs need to start calling them tighter or the Arsenal will have no starters left starting the new year!

    Jenks on the right, Medley in center, AMN on the left, and Xhaka where he is supposed to be. At least 2 of those players in the back would be playing their natural positions.

    Score first and keep a clean sheet I say.

  33. chas says:

    Carp is only fish if all the other fish have been eaten.

  34. Big Raddy says:

    Brighton Girls ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Well East coast girls are hip
    I really dig those styles they wear
    And the Southern girls with the way they talk
    They knock me out when I’m down there

    The Mid-West farmer’s daughters really make you feel alright
    And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
    They keep their boyfriends warm at night

    I wish they all could be Brighton girls
    I wish they all could be Brighton girls
    I wish they all could be Brighton girls

  35. chas says:

  36. Eddie says:

    Did anyone say Emery Christmas to you ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    Iโ€™m off to fry the karp

  37. LB says:

    The thing is I suppose is that an Arsenal supporting Carp…..

    So much to consider today.

    RA’s 3.13 is brilliant.

  38. Red Arnie says:

    wonderful work, GN5. ๐Ÿ™‚ so much to learn from your posts. Thank you.

    wonderful reminder of Rosicky’s goal as well.

  39. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha, and Eddie is back! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Red Arnie says:

    And yes, crap or no crap, matters little. ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas to all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Red Arnie says:

    and Micky ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Red Arnie says:

    Good to know I have something in common with LBG. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. LB says:

    Mkhitaryan broken foot, the sick bay is getting fuller, if it was the past regime’s fault for the injuries that occurred back then, is’t it the present regime’s fault for all the injuries that are happening now?

    Just saying………..

  44. Red Arnie says:

    LB. yes, listening ….

  45. GunnerN5 says:

    All of these injuries must be Wenger’s fault???

  46. VP of Oz says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all.
    May your day be full of family, friends and great food

    E mery Christmas gooners

  47. VP of Oz says:

    6:30am Christmas morning over here and awake to the following news –
    Extreme heatwaves are forecast to sweep through parts of Australia over the Christmas and New Year period, with some locations set to swelter in the 40s for days on end and average temperatures up to 12 degrees higher than usual.

  48. VP of Oz says:

    Merry Christmas Eddie
    I was thinking of you yesterday whilst reading –

    Hope your bees are doing well

  49. Rasp says:

    Generally the coaches/physios/fitness coaches and trainers could only be implicated in soft tissue injuries … not broken bones or ligament damage …. just say inโ€™ ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Red Arnie says:

    VP. aha. Boxing Day test. good! ๐Ÿ™‚ endurance test

  51. chas says:

    He’ll be able to get arseholed now – no wonder he looks so happy!

  52. chas says:

  53. VP of Oz says:

    Hey Red, is Ellyse Perry better then Bradman with a 209 average:-)

    Ellyse Perry’s remarkable summer has continued in some style at the SCG, with the superstar all-rounder belting another WBBL century as the Sydney Sixers beat the Brisbane Heat.

    Perry’s rich vein of form in this tournament continued on Saturday as she racked up a superb 103 from just 64 balls, her second ton from six innings.

    On 93 with two balls remaining in the innings, Perry hit a six and a four from the final deliveries to bring up the hundred. The Sixers posted 3-166, a target the Heat never realistically looked like tracking down.

    Perry’s start to this WBBL campaign has been ridiculous.

    Scores of 58, 102*, 74*, 10, 72* and 103* have her miles ahead of the pack in overall runs with 419, and give her an incredible average of 209.50.

  54. fred1266 says:

  55. Red Arnie says:

    hmmm. VP. that would be impressive if it were proper cricket! Once she helps her team to a 500 run score, with at least a 150 and two century partnerships, we will discuss. ๐Ÿ™‚

    until such time, Bradman remains supreme. it seemed to me at one point that Lara woud come close, but not to be.

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  60. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    The streets here are deserted as people recover from a night on the mead. .

    Merry Xmas to you

  61. chas says:

  62. fred1266 says:

    Merry Christmas everyone

  63. chas says:

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  67. VP of Oz says:

    Christmas day almost over.
    Hope everyone had a great one.
    We had our usual 3 course feast, chicken soup with hand-made noodles | turkey, ham, reggiano parmigiano raviolis (by my 84 yr old mum:-) and 4 types of salad | then my wife’s christmas pudding which was full of figs, raisins, prunes, sultanas, port and coffee served with freshly made custard washed down with my mums napolitanke and some sort of italian shortbread and my daughter played barista making everyone freshly roasted coffee to order.

    I could barely move afterwards. Had to have a quick nanna nap before heading off to the park to play soccer & basketball.

    Its great to still have the whole family over. Making the most of it while it still lasts.

    Happy eating everyone

  68. chas says:

    Brilliant, VP.

    Makes me want to experience a different cultural Christmas every year.

    Had to look up napolitanke.

    The Turkey, Ham and Parmesan ravioli especially interesting.

  69. chas says:

    Xmas pud sounds amazing and handmade noodles, too.

  70. Happy Xmas all, have a great day xx

  71. RA says:


  72. Big Raddy says:

    VP. Sounds fabulous, I am deeply envious.

    We had roast duck, roast pots, boiled pots (they like pots), red cabbage, pickled cucumber, cranberry sauce and whisky gravy. Yummy but heavy. Desert is Ris Al’amande with hot cherry sauce. Which is rice pudding full of chopped almonds; in the pudding is one whole almond and whoever gets it receives a prize. Mrs. R won a chocolate heart.

    Perry better than Bradman? I would suggest you overdid it with the Xmas sherry.

  73. Red Arnie says:

    Wonderful celebrations, VP. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Merry Christmas to all.

    Here in Sconny Botland, our celebrations of the solistice continue into the New Year, I mean Hogmanay. Together with wonderful wining and dining with family and friends, but most importantly, great street parties. Fire throwing, candlelight processions, fireworks, fancy dresses and all that. In addition, we sometimes attend mass, but not this year.

    Celebrations continue. Tonight’s highlight is a street party in the heart of Edinburgh. ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Maxwell says:

    Happy Christmas to all on my favourite Arsenal (or any other) blog. I hope Eddieโ€™s and Mickyโ€™s return is permanent, and Terry reappears too. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. RockyLives says:

    Merry Christmas to all readers of and contributors to AA and especially, of course, to the stalwarts who keep this excellent blog going all year round.

    Here’s to an Arsetastic New Year.

  76. GunnerN5 says:

    A very unusual Xmas morning here in London, Ontario, we have no snow and today’s weather forecast is cloudy with sunny breaks and 0c.

    We will be having Xmas dinner with my son and his in laws, this will be the first Xmas in 57 years that my wife and I are neither hosting or cooking.

    I would like to wish you all a great Xmas and a healthy prosperous new year.

    My personal thanks go out to both Chas and Raddy for all of their hard work and incredible contributions to AA.

    I miss the absentee’s and hope they will grace us with their company in the New Year.

    PS. Raddy our host today has a selection of 20 single malts – I will happily suffer my hangover tomorrow.

  77. Red Arnie says:

    No snow here as well. In fact, 9c. What a disaster!

    Was -4c last night and quite slippy on the roads.

    Global warming?

  78. Rasp says:

    Merry crimble everyone …. hope youโ€™re all having a fab day ๐Ÿท๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿ—

  79. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Went a bit quiet last night on the blog. Must have been all the booze consumed or was there a re-run of Pretty Woman on TV?

    Game day. Late k.o. which is nice (I think)

  80. chas says:

    No flaming pistachio – Hooray!

  81. Big Raddy says:

    Black! Effing Black! Or is it dark grey?

  82. Eddie says:

    I love pistachio kits. EXCEPT when they get wet they show underwear underneath them – Bellerin wears thongs

  83. LBG says:

    Happy Boxing Day to all AAers.
    This day has never been the same since my teenage years when it meant the Norf London Derby. “and we will fight for ever more because of Boxing Day”.
    3-1 today COYG.

  84. Big Raddy says:

    A thong? Not really surprised!

    LBG. Great song. You really are Old school

  85. Big Raddy says:

    There is a new post

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