Last week I bought a new compact Lumix TZ27 to use when carrying a DSLR is not practicle.
One of its features , is panoramic mode.
Where you just pan round with the camera and it automatically takes multiple images.
It does not produce as high a quality image as when you stitch individual shots yourself. But it is great for catching the moment.
A Recent History of Brighton & Hove Albion
Just 16 years ago, Brighton’s home ground “The Goldstone” was sold off by our crooked owner. We only survived relegation out of the League on the last day of the season.
For 2 years we ground shared with Gillingham 80 miles away.
We moved back to Brighton to play at a tiny athletics stadium “The Withdean”.
We remained in this tiny home, playing in front of less than 8000 supporters for 12 years. The ground was woeful, but we did have some great seasons there.
Aug 2011 we finally moved into this wonderful new stadium which initially held 2200. The previous season we had won promotion back to the championship (The 2nd Tier of English football).
Our 1st season there we finished 10th.
This season has seen amazing progress, with a mix of ex England International defenders and a cluster of Spanish players, we have just finished 4th and will now play in the play offs to reach the Premier League.
Saturday was our last home match played in front of a crowd of 30,000.
After the match I came down from my seat in the Upper west Stand to join my son James in the North stand whilst the Players, Manager & coaches did a lap of honour.
2 years on and I still cannot believe we have this fantastic stadium,
It has been chosen to host 2 matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Amex Community Stadium