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Pre-Match Brief: Albion v Bristol City

27 November 2012

All the information you need to know ahead of Albion's game against Bristol City...

Tonight we entertain Bristol City at the Amex, for what promises to be yet another exciting game under the lights.

There are still tickets available for the match, so encourage any of your friends or family who haven't yet experienced the Amex, to join us for the game! Simply call us on 0844 327 1901 or visit the club's online ticket site.

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.

Minute's Applause for Dave Sexton
Ahead of kick-off there will be a minute's applause for Dave Sexton, who sadly passed away on Sunday at the age of 82. Dave was part of the Albion's 1957-58 promotion-winning side, and was an extremely popular player at the club. The thoughts of all at the club are with Dave's family and many friends at this time.

Charity Appeal
Brighton-based charity Off the Fence is collecting warm clothing for distribution to the homeless in in the city, via their drop-in centre. If you have any unwanted coats, thick socks, shoes, gloves or scarves you no longer require, please bring them along and drop them off with one of volunteers on the stadium's external concourse.

Early Bird Offer!
We are offering supporters 50p off all hot drinks right up until kick-off tonight. We will also have our usual range of food and beverages – including the guest chilli pie and the ever-popular Harvey's Ale! Also, remember to look out for any special post-match offers, which we will advertise on the big screens during the course of the game.

Please note we can only take cash or e-cash payments at kiosks and bars, but are working to rectify this with the bank ahead of the match with Nottingham Forest.

Another Packed Edition of Your Award-Winning Programme
The latest 92-page bumper edition of Seagull features exclusives with former Seagull Paul Reid, now playing Down Under with Alessandro Del Piero, Dean Hammond on a successful second coming with the club and Will Hoskins on his return to the first-team squad. We also delve inside Ashley Barnes' kitbag, Neil Danns gives us his take on his new Bristol City team-mates, while Craig Mackail-Smith and Bruno reflect on Saturday's game with Bolton. Ex-Seagull defender Adam Virgo recalls 'that' play-off game against Swindon at Withdean while Andrea Orlandi reveals his off-field likes and dislikes.

More Matchday Madness! Keep Warm for Less
Looking for an Albion Christmas present? Pick up a copy of the brand-new Christmas brochure in-store before or after the game. Or look out for one on the concourses.

Fans looking to start their Christmas shopping can do so in the Seagulls store tonight as we have some great offers in tonight's matchday madness. Buy a 1983 replica Cup Final shirt and get a FREE copy of the 1983 Cup Final DVD or buy a 1970s replica shirt and get a FREE copy of the historical book On This Day.

We also have 25% off selected bags and holdalls including rucksacks, gym bags and boot bags – the ideal Christmas present for any junior Albion fan. If you're still unsure what to buy this year then pick up a copy of the brand new Christmas Merchandise brochure that is available in-store both before and after the game.

There will also be a special Christmas pop-up shop in the East Stand for tomorrow's game. We will be selling all the usual matchday products, including replica shirts, hats, scarves, gloves, flags plus books, DVDs, Christmas gifts, stocking fillers. The new shop will also be offering matchday shirt printing and you can also top up your e-cash account there.

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 2pm, 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 e-mail. 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 tonight 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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