Programmes

Now I'm not talking about Match of the Day or Soccer AM here. Although, yes they are football programmes. I mean that magazine type document that you can buy when you go to the game. I always try to pick one up whenever I go. I think that they offer you much more than just a view of the over long squad lists, with numbers from 1 up to 99 or beyond.

As well as seeing which current manager played at left back for Derby County in 1982 (for example and purely hypothetical) and the erudite pieces of prose from the Exeter City manager in his programme notes from season 1975-76 (another example, don't quote me!), I also like the wider historical context given by the adverts shown.  The proliferation of adverts for tobacco products for example.

My favourite programme in my collection is very personal and is one that has someone who was to later become a work colleague listed as one of the linesman. What's more, he remembers the game as he flagged for a foul which saw one of the opposition players sent off!

Bradford City v Stoke City 2003/04 Division 1
Bradford City v Stoke City 2003/04 Division 1 £1.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £1.50
Bradford City v Swindon Town 2004/05 League One
Bradford City v Swindon Town 2004/05 League One £1.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £1.50
Ipswich Town Port Vale (Away club) 13/10/90 PORTMAN Road football programme
Ipswich Town Port Vale (Away club) 13/10/90 PORTMAN Road football programme £2.27
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £2.27
SUNDERLAND v CRYSTAL PALACE Programme. January 6, 2001. FA CUP Rd 3, 2000-01
SUNDERLAND v CRYSTAL PALACE Programme. January 6, 2001. FA CUP Rd 3, 2000-01 £0.90
Time Remaining: 30m
Bradford City v Walsall 2002/03 Division 1
Bradford City v Walsall 2002/03 Division 1 £1.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £1.50
14/03/1981 Dorchester Town v Gosport Borough (Light Crease/Fold)
14/03/1981 Dorchester Town v Gosport Borough  (Light Crease/Fold) £2.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £2.99
Walsall Coventry City 17/01/04 Bescot Stadium football programme (GR1)
Walsall Coventry City 17/01/04 Bescot Stadium football programme (GR1) £2.86
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £2.86
Bradford City v Watford 2003/04 Division 1
Bradford City v Watford 2003/04 Division 1 £1.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £1.50
14/04/1982 Greenock Morton v Hibernian (No Apparent Faults)
14/04/1982 Greenock Morton v Hibernian  (No Apparent Faults) £2.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £2.99

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