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Palace v Brighton programme features Ward, The Kooks, Payne and more!

9 March 2019

It's matchday and time for Crystal Palace to face their historic rivals Brighton and Hove Albion for the 101st clash between the two sides.

Before kick-off, make sure to lay your hands on another packed edition of the official Palace programme, the perfect pre-game read and matchday accompaniment.

Our main interview this week comes from Palace stalwart Joel Ward, who has been with the Eagles for eight battles between the south Londoners and Brighton. He discusses his near seven-year career in SE25 and the astonishing end to the 2012/13 season that saw Palace promoted to the Premier League at the expense of the Seagulls.

Ward is followed by another in-depth interview, this time with indie band The Kooks' frontman Luke Pritchard. In an exclusive chat, Pritchard nails his red and blue colours to the mast and discusses life as a musician living in Brighton as a die-hard, if somewhat secret, Eagle.

Next up, we have David Payne recalling the iconic 1968-69 season in which Palace were promoted as well as a match report from '79 and an update on the '88-89 season, including a recollection of Palace's remarkable five-penalty win over Brighton.

Alongside Junior Eagles keeping the kids busy, there's also a full run-down on the week's opposition and Seven Things that you didn't know about the Seagulls, including, for example, an interesting pub-fact about Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham and one silver-screened Brighton professional.

Ladies' midfielder Andria Georgiou features in In Focus and Roy Hodgson, Luka Milivojevic and Steve Parish deliver their notes ahead of the clash.

All of this plus the usual extra features, stats, facts, reports and columns can be bought for just £3.50 from around the outside of Selhurst Park or, alternatively, an online version can be purchased for only £1.49 below.

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