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Villa v Crystal Palace programme: Albrighton exclusive interview

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Villa v Crystal Palace programme: Albrighton exclusive interview

It's Christmas - so we're giving away six free stickers with the Boxing Day issue of the Villa News & Record.

And there will be another six with Saturday's programme for the game against Swansea City.

The 21st Premier League Sticker collection features all the very latest player photographs, home and away kits and club badges, as well as team stats and star players.

A new 48-page album accompanies the collection and our double helping of stickers is the perfect way for fans of all ages to get your collections under way.

But our great sticker give-away isn't the only reason to pick up a programme.

The Palace issue includes an exclusive, in-depth interview with Marc Albrighton, plus a run-down of the 35 players who have made 300 or more appearances for Villa.

The latest addition to the elite group is, of course, Gabby Agbonlahor.

And we reckon it won't be long before our record Premier League scorer is climbing towards the 300 Club's top 20.

Skipper Ron Vlaar, meanwhile is the player in the spotlight in What's in a Name, and Gary Gardner reveals what he's been up to in The Last Word.

Then there's a centrefold photo of Antonio Luna, while former Villa striker Stan Collymore reveals part one of his claret-and-blue highlights of 2013 (with part two to follow in the Swansea issue on Saturday).

Our popular Villa Vault section looks back at six of the best festive Villa games down the years, plus a Q & A with Alan Deakin, one of Mercer's Minors from the early 1960s, and Shaun Teale's memories of the most dramatic semi-final in our history.

At £3, the Villa News & Record is great value.

Or for even better value, pick up one of our five-for-a-fiver programme bags.

These include the Palace issue, a 2013-14 Poster Book (normally £3) and three back issues, including two from games against Palace.

The recent issues for the games against Cardiff City, Sunderland and Manchester United will also be on sale at the kiosks.

You will also be able to snap up the new iPad version, which will be available before the game on Christmas Day - in fact, you can also purchase a half season subscription by clicking on the link.

We also offer a subscription service at £66 for the printer version for the season, including postage.

European postage costs an additional £39 and worldwide postage an extra £64.

For details, call 0845 0001 or email


By @AVFCOfficial 23rd December 2013
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