Steve Foster: ‘Brighton came alive but I wasn’t allowed any alcohol’

Brighton’s former captain still regrets being on antibiotics when they won their last FA Cup semi-final in 1983 and says the current team have nothing to lose against Manchester City on Saturday

Steve Foster has very lucid memories of the last time Brighton & Hove Albion took part in an FA Cup semi-final. Perhaps, by his own admission, a bit too lucid. Foster was the defensive bedrock and iconically headbanded captain of the team that reached the 1983 final, which they came infamously close to winning. His eyes light up as he recalls the fiesta that engulfed the town when his team beat Sheffield Wednesday in a sun-drenched semi-final at Highbury to reach Wembley.

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