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!

PETERBOROUGH UTD V CHESTERFIELD. 1983-84 DIV 4
PETERBOROUGH UTD V CHESTERFIELD. 1983-84 DIV 4 £0.99
Time Remaining: 29m
1958-59 CHESTERFIELD v ACCRINGTON STANLEY 22nd September 1958 Division 3
1958-59 CHESTERFIELD v ACCRINGTON STANLEY 22nd September 1958 Division 3 £3.00
Time Remaining: 30m
oxford utd v portsmouth 5/3/1969
oxford utd v portsmouth 5/3/1969 £1.75
Time Remaining: 30m
EVERTON v WEST HAM 2012/13 MINT PROGRAMME DAVID MOYES LAST HOME GAME
EVERTON v WEST HAM 2012/13 MINT PROGRAMME DAVID MOYES LAST HOME GAME £10.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: £10.99
Ipswich Town v aston villa 9.9.78
Ipswich Town v aston villa 9.9.78 £0.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Ipswich Town v aston villa 29.9.84
Ipswich Town v aston villa 29.9.84 £0.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Altrincham v Northwich Victoria 24.4.1980 APL League Cup Final 1st Leg
Altrincham v Northwich Victoria 24.4.1980 APL League Cup Final 1st Leg £1.99
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: £1.99
Hull City v Peterborough United Football Programme 1991/92
Hull City v Peterborough United Football Programme 1991/92 £1.25
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: £1.25
Kidderminster Harriers v Wycombe Wanderers Football Programme 1992/93
Kidderminster Harriers v Wycombe Wanderers Football Programme 1992/93 £1.25
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: £1.25

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