Monday, May 23, 2011

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The Amex Stadium

In 1997, the old Goldstone Ground in Hove was sold for a pittance by a less than honest director of Brighton & Hove Albion. It's been a long arduous battle but finally the club will be playing in a beautiful new stadium next season. For 2 years Albion played 80km away at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium. Since then, the club have played at Brighton's athletic stadium at Withdean. It has all been a far cry from when, in the 80's I watched them playing in the top division against the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool. Plus the FA Cup Final matches against Manchester United in 1983.

Amex Stadium, Falmer, East Sussex

In August the 'Seagulls' will be playing in the Championship - OK they won't be up against Arsenal or Manchester City but they will be competing with West Ham, Portsmouth, Birmingham City and Cardiff!

Capello names his squad

Fabio Capello has named a 26-man squad to face Switzerland in a Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley.

Bobby Zamora and Rio Ferdinand return to the squad for the first time in 2011, while there is also a recall for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.

Wayne Rooney is suspended for the qualifier with the Swiss, so Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Bobby Zamora are the forward options.

England squad in full
Scott Carson, Joe Hart, David Stockdale;
Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Joleon Lescott, John Terry, Kyle Walker;
Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Stewart Downing, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Scott Parker, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Ashley Young;
Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Bobby Zamora."