Friday, 2 January 2015

2015 Brighton half and full Marathon for the Martlets Hospice

Hello all

I will be running the Brighton Half (22nd Feb) and Brighton Full (12th April) Marathon for the Martlets Hospice.

Any spare pennies would be greatly appreciated.  To donate please go HERE


Mark R

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Updated blogs

Welcome to my England and Brighton Blog site

Many thanks to everyone who has visited this site, the counter passed 65,000 on Monday 20th December 2010 and finally passed 100,000 hits in November 2012 (stands at 117k as at 11.8.2014)!!!

The Amex
A list of the all the countries and grounds I have visited following England can be found HERE

My Brazil 2014 World Cup Blog can be found HERE

The trip report and photos of Euro 2012 in Ukraine can be found here

Peterborough v Brighton Saturday 30th October 2010 (left)and Woking v Brighton Tuesday 16th November 2010 (Right)

Picture 1 is Me, Liz and Little Sal in South Africa, Picture 2 is St Mirren v Rangers 2010 CIS Cup Final and picture 3 is Brighton fans many years ago (mid 70's) ready to leave for an away game!

The latest pictures from the building of Brighton and Hove Albions stadium at Falmer can be found HERE and a weekly archive of pictures can be found HERE

Picture from the last game of the first season at Falmer

All the grounds I have visited with Brighton can be found at A-H , I-P and Q-Z

I have added a new section of photographs from England away games before I started going. These can be found here. If you have any you wish to add to this page please e-mail me at

Happy viewing. Dont forget that many pictures can be seen full size by clicking on them!

Please feel free to leave any feedback/messages to

Mark R

Brighton home and away 2014-15

The West stand at the Amex as seen from the away end (Brentford)

The last of 3 consecutive London trips and amazingly a third win on the trot, this time JUST 1-0!

The 3rd Round of the cup, Brentford are all over us but we score 88th and 90th+3 to win 2-0
Me and some mates on the terraces at Brentford

First game at Fulham for 18 years and we win 2-0.  

A v Wolves 1-1 and down to 10 men with 30 mins left!
3 down in 19 mins - Eeeek - we lost 4 times last season v Derby!  Boo!
3-3 draw at Norwich in front of a decent away following

A v Bournemouth, sighhhhh lost 3-2 this time incl an OG and a stupid penalty!

A v Spurs 29.10.2014 and yes we lost but only 2-0

Estonia v England, a poor 1-0 win 12th October

Rooney penalty v San Marino 5-0 9th October

Watford away 1-1 4th October

Oakland Raiders v Miami Dolphins 28th September

Forest away 1-1 27th September

Brightons first ever trip to Burton in the League Cup - a nice easy 3-0 win for the Albion 24th September

A v Ipswich Lost 0-2 16th September
A v Brentford Lost 2-3 13th September
Sussex v Lancashire 10th September
Switzerland v England 8th September
England v Norway 3rd September
A v Swindon League Cup 4-2 win AET 26th August

A v Leeds Leeds Leeds and a 2-0 win 19th August

A v Birmingham 16th August - Lost 0-1
It all starts again H v Sheffield Wednesday

The New Ticket office and revamped club shop

H v Southampton 1-3  (Lua Lua )
The first run out in the new orange away kit.  We will see them wear this in the league?  Not sure why when you have a blue home kit and a red away one.

 A v Crawley 1-1 2,874 (Lua Lua 72 mins)

 A squad depleted by injury scrapped a 1-1 draw with Crawley.  New signings Hughes, O'Grady and Toko out injured, Dunk also out - so we ended up naming just 6 subs..  During the game Solly March pulled up after 20 mins, Greer/Calderon both sustained head injuries, at one time we were down to 9 men on the pitch!

A v Lewes Saturday 5th July 5-0 2,300 (Calderon, Lua Lua, CMS & Fenlon x2)

A nice easy 5-0 win for the Albion in front of a sold out crowd of 2,300 We did not realise at the time but it would be last time we would see Ulloa play for the club before his £8m move to Premiership Leicester City.