Football in the Sussex area is dominated by Brighton and Hove Albion, although Eastbourne Borough inhabit the Conference, whilst Lewes Town play one league lower in The Conference South following a wholly forgettable season last year.

Brighton remain in League One after relegation from the Championship in 2005/06 and even the most die-hard Seagull would not deny that they are unlikely to threaten the top, moreover remain dangerous flirts with the bottom.

The Seagulls currently sit one point above the relegation zone with a meagre nine points from nine games and were dumped out of the Carling Cup in the first round.

Plans are afoot, however, to enhance the Albion financially with the construction of the Falmer Stadium (situated literally opposite our campus), which is likely to hold 22,500 and provide a modern home away from the dilapidated shack that is the Withdean Stadium.

Hopefully, come its opening in 2011, the new stadium will provide a much-needed boost to a club that has, in reality, struggled for many years.

Lewes are currently winless and lie next to bottom in The Conference South, although they are through to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Perhaps more positively Eastbourne Borough are sitting in the middle of a tight Conference table.

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