FULL MARKS to Brighton this season on and off the pitch.
Gus Poyet has forged a side that should be in contention for a play-off place while press-wise Paul Camillin and the rest of the media team at the Amex do all they can to make our job as easy as possible.
Yes, there are one or two things that still need fine-tuning to the press facilities but I have no doubt they will be done. What impresses me about Brighton is the attitude of those in charge of the press. They actually want to help us and such a statement will not sound strange to FWA members who find working at too many Barclays Premier League clubs…let’s say, challenging.
A smile costs nothing and covering Brighton’s match against Hull on Saturday was a pleasure (Football writer enjoys job shock horror!). The press area is large, the chicken and rice excellent, the wi-fi worked and even the 0-0 draw was, as someone once said, not really a 0-0 draw.
After the match the media went to a spacious interview room while players were made available for the Mondays. My thanks to Paul Camillin and the Amex press officers for their sterling work.