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!

Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers 25 October 2011 Carling Cup
Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers 25 October 2011 Carling Cup £1.00
Time Remaining: 30m
St Johnstone V Celtic 14th September 1991 Scottish Premier League
St Johnstone V Celtic 14th September 1991 Scottish Premier League £1.00
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £1.00
2 x 2008 FA CUP SEMI-FINALS West Bromwich A v Portsmouth & Barnsley v Cardiff C
2 x 2008 FA CUP SEMI-FINALS West Bromwich A v Portsmouth & Barnsley v Cardiff C £0.99
Time Remaining: 30m
1984 league cup final ticket
1984 league cup final ticket £1.75
Time Remaining: 30m
15 STOCKPORT COUNTY Aways from 1970's and 1980's(mainly 70's)
15 STOCKPORT COUNTY Aways from 1970's and 1980's(mainly 70's) £0.90
Time Remaining: 30m
ENGLAND V SCOTLAND UNDER 16 CUP PROGRAMME 17 MAR 1984
ENGLAND V SCOTLAND UNDER 16 CUP PROGRAMME 17 MAR 1984 £2.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £2.99
19/10/1991 Manchester United v Arsenal (Creased)
19/10/1991 Manchester United v Arsenal  (Creased) £2.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £2.99
18/04/1990 Arsenal v Liverpool (Excellent Condition)
18/04/1990 Arsenal v Liverpool  (Excellent Condition) £2.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £2.99
Jamaica El Salvador Gold Cup CONCACAF Copa Oro 2015 Team Sheet Statistics Squads
Jamaica El Salvador Gold Cup CONCACAF Copa Oro 2015 Team Sheet Statistics Squads £0.99
Time Remaining: 30m

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