Brighton and Hove Albion set a club record 17-games unbeaten on November 7th, the same day poppies were printed on the players’ shirts as they went out to battle for something meaningless, in comparison to the lives of men who fell before them.
All Football League clubs will be auctioning off shirts worn over that weekend of fixtures, raising money for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Other than it being for a great cause, the fact these shirts are now part of Albion history is an added incentive for fans, having been worn by the record breaking side that remains unbeaten in the SkyBet Championship this season.
A run of form such as the present is rare and may never be witnessed again within your lifetime. It’s chances like this that won’t come along often, so act in the moment and avoid leaving yourself tainted with regret. Whether you want a framed shirt on your living room wall or as a Christmas present wrapped under the tree, the commemorative items are a unique piece of history to own.
A fantastic total of £118,000 was raised last year and Football League clubs will be looking to better that figure this time around.
If you want one of these shirts to be yours, visit www.skybet.com/poppy to place your bid and raise money for a worthy cause.