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Programme Preview: Matthews Special

30 January 2015

Look At Saturday's Limited Edition Programme

Monday will mark 100 years since the birth of Blackpool legend Stanley Matthews, and this weekend's limited edition matchday programme reflects the special occasion.
 
The winger, who played 440 times for The Seasiders across 14 years, also made his final Football League appearance 50 years ago today.
 
Both on the cover and across four pages inside, the Brighton & Hove Albion edition of the matchday programme is dedicated to 'The Wizard'.
 
The inside feature on the winger includes archive quotes from the man himself, as well statistics on his career and a look at the Ballon D'or winners from the past, including Matthews.
 
The limited edition Matthews programme will be available from in and around Bloomfield Road from Friday afternoon.
 
Providing the contemporary content inside is David Perkins, who discusses making amends for last weekend's heavy defeat at Watford.
 
“We sat down with calm heads and tried to flip a huge negative into a positive.
 
“It hit us like a whirlwind and all we can do is apologise for the performance in the second half. It was one of the toughest halves of my career for sure,” said Perkins inside.
 
This week's Time In Tangerine comes from Micky Walsh, who shares his memories from Blackpool.
 
Meanwhile the Brighton perspective comes from Solly March, who talks up the impact of new manager Chris Hughton.
 
Also inside is former Seasider John Curtis, who discusses moving from London to Blackpool as a youngster, and his love of the area.
 
Away from football, boxer Scotty Cardle makes his matchday programme debut, prior to his next fight at the Winter Gardens in a fortnight's time.
 
We also have contributions from Lee Clark, Tony McMahon and Connor Oliver inside.
 
Designed by O Publishing, the programmes are available from Bloomfield Road at a price of £3.

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