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Pre-Match Brief: Albion v Watford

27 December 2012

All the information you need to know ahead of Saturday's game against Watford...

This Saturday we expect yet another Amex sell-out, with less than 100 tickets currently remaining for the visit of Watford.

The ticket exchange will also come into operation once those last few tickets are sold – so if you have friends or family who fancy a bit of festive football, it’s worth checking via seagulls.co.uk or calling the ticket office on 0844 327 1901.

Remember that Saturday’s game is a 5.20pm kick-off, due to the game being televised. All the latest team news, travel details and any further match information will be available at www.seagulls.co.uk, on our official Facebook page and via the club’s official twitter feed @OfficialBHAFC.

Newcastle United Tickets
Our hotly anticipated FA Cup third-round tie with Newcastle is a little over a week away – and one adult and two children can see the tie from as little as £37! The ticket office will be open as usual, pre and post-match, to purchase your ticket for the tie. You can buy online or over the phone, but if you wish to purchase on Saturday, pop into the ticket office and pick up your ticket.

Early Bird Offer!
We have a fantastic festive offering for all supporters with 50p off all pie and drink meal deals right up until kick-off – including the special guest Christmas pie (it is your last chance to sample the excellent turkey, cranberry and red wine gravy special). We will also have our usual range of food, and remember to look out for any special post-match offers, which we will advertise on the big screens during the course of the game.

Another Packed Edition of Your Award-Winning Programme
The latest 92-page bumper edition of Seagull features an exclusive with Paul ‘Tank’ Clark, while Will Hoskins recalls his time with Watford. We also delve inside Kazenga LuaLua's kitbag, Wayne Bridge looks back on his first few months at the club, David Lopez reflects on his late penalty leveller against Millwall and in a festive edition of his column Charlie Oatway reveals what he thought should have been on the players’ Christmas lists this year!

Pick Up a £5 Bargain
Got some Christmas money to spend? The Seagulls Store has plenty of products available for just £5! Including the Seagulls away scarf, Brighton & Hove Albion On This Day, the Albion montage mug and the captain’s armband set.

Our exterior retail units on the South, East and West external concourses are all open selling a fantastic range of Albion merchandise, including replica shirts, hats, scarves, gloves, flags plus books and DVD’s. And the new shop unit opposite the Seagulls Superstore is also offering matchday shirt printing. Plus you can also top up your e-cash account at any of the units.

Please note for those supporters wishing to exchange goods, we are only able to offer exchanges before 1.30pm and after the match.

Travel Guide… Parking Available!
Our usual full travel service is in operation for the match, with the trains, buses and park-and-ride included in the match-ticket package.

You can also book travel via our travel partners Seagull Travel, who pick up from points in all major Sussex towns.

For park-and-ride customers who will be arriving after 3.30pm, we strongly advise you to use the Brighton Racecourse site (postcode BN2 9XZ), where we have excellent capacity and swift service.

There is car parking available just a few minutes' walk from the Amex, on a seasonal or match-to-match basis, at the new Bridge Car Park for all home matches.

Parking is available on a match-by-match basis for £13 per game – and we can accept late bookings as secure parking vouchers are now sent by email. To book please call the Customer Services team on 0845 873 0251.

E-Cash Guide
By using your smartcard to buy food and drink within the stadium, or merchandise in the Seagulls Stores, you will receive 10% cashback - and queuing time is significantly reduced. If you've not done it before, here is how you do it:

1. Visit the online Seagulls e-cash page via the fan tab at www.seagulls.co.uk
2. Log in using your unique fan number, card number and password
3. Click top up in the My Details section, and follow the on-screen instructions

Once e-cash is loaded, you are ready to go and use your card to pay at the 1901 Club lounge bars and in the stores!

Text in Your Vote for Man of the Match
Finally don’t forget to vote for your man of the match and you could win a shirt signed by the player. Simply text ‘BHAFC’ followed by the number of the Albion player who is your choice to 82055. You can enter anytime between the end of the match and midnight on Sunday.

Texts will be charged at £1 each. Watch out for further details on our big screens on Saturday and at forthcoming home matches. Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the competition closing.

*Please note that you must have the bill payer’s permission and be over 18 to enter. Votes entered after the closing date may not be counted but may still be charged. For a list of full terms and conditions please visit www.seagulls.co.uk or call our customer helpline 0845 8730251.

Enjoy the game and thanks for your continued support.

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