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My Albion memories: Stuart Trumpess

We asked our fans for their favourite memories, today it's the turn of Stuart Trumpess.

By Bruce Talbot • 27 March 2020

By Stuart Trumpess
Albion fan Stuart Trumpess with seagull... in Rome!

When was your first game? What was the score?

It was a League cup game against Southend in August 1976, Brighton won 2-1. 

What can you remember about the game?

Summer 1976 was hot and dry with a long drought.  All the grass was brown and so I remember being shocked by how green the grass at the Goldstone was.

Who was your first Albion idol? 

Peter Ward!

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Peter Ward in action for Albion.

What is your favourite Albion game and why? 

7-1 away win at Chester where Bobby Zamora scored a hat-trick.  I had gone to Northampton the previous week and we lost 1-0 when we should have scored seven and the next week we did.

Which season stands out as your favourite?

 The 1978/79 season, when we won promotion to the First Division for the first time.

Which are your favourite Albion home and away shirts?

 This season’s home shirt and the red and black shirt worn in the 2000/01 season.

What is your all-time Albion XI?

  1. Peter Grummitt, 2. Bruno, 3. Wayne Bridge, 4. Brian Horton, 5. Lewis Dunk, 6. Mark Lawrenson, 7. Davy Propper, 8. Peter Ward, 9. Bobby Zamora, 10. Anthony Knockaert, 11. Jimmy Case.

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