My Albion memories: James Heasman

We asked for your all-time Albion favourites. Today it's the turn of James Heasman.

By BHAFC • 14 April 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Will Buckley celebrates his late winner against Doncaster Rovers.

When was your first game? What was the score? What can you remember about the game?

My first Brighton game was in 1975 against Rotherham at The Goldstone. The score was 3-0, possibly Fred Binney scored. I remember very little about the game other than being delighted to go with my father. I think we a were on the terraces on the West side of the ground (just in front of what was then the players car park, and later became the Lego stand). We soon moved to the north stand.

Who was your first Albion idol?

I think I would say Sammy Morgan. Two goals against Palace, what's not to like?  I did also like Dennis Burnett, who was probably the first player I can remember us signing.

What is your favourite Albion game and why?

I have been fortunate to see so many great games. I think the first game at The Amex against Doncaster primarily for the comeback and atmosphere.

Which season stands out as your favourite?

Probably the season Gus Poyet took us up from League One because at times we really were brilliant!  The quality of football played at Charlton and Peterborough was magnificent.

Which are your favourite Albion home and away shirts?

I liked the green and black striped away shirt and also the 1978-1980 Bukta striped blue and white stripes.

What is your all-time Albion XI?

  1. Peter Grummitt
  2. Bruno
  3. Wayne Bridge
  4. Steve Foster
  5. Mark Lawrenson
  6. Brian Horton
  7. Dale Stephens
  8. Peter Ward
  9. Bobby Zamora
  10. Vicente
  11. Anthony Knockaert