The History of a Football Rivalry: Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Steven Bishop

At best questioned and at worst completely overlooked, the rivalry between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace is one that continues to bemuse the neutral. Yet, for Brighton and Palace fans, it is jealously guarded and fiercely contested. 

Using newspaper clippings, matchday programmes and other historical documents, this talk will chronicle the development of the rivalry from its origins to the present day. From Brighton owing its nickname to Palace, to bathroom shenanigans in a play-off semi-final, sign up and learn about one of the top flight’s most colourful rivalries.