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    Matchday Programme?

    I have to admit I will miss the matchday programme, although it hasn't been the same since the demise of the Football League Review. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44396446

    Mr Hardy has stated that sales are falling 15% year on year.

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    I've collected them for many years, Notts County and other programmes, but we now live in a 24-hour media culture where you've already read or heard most of your club's news before you see it in a programme, and the team news is more accurate on your phone. Just a sign of the times and a new, less paper-based generation I suppose.

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    Alan Hardy previously stated on twitter that Notts would look at producing a supplement instead for around 1.50 , which would be a good alternative. It now seems he is unsurprisingly going back on that statement.


    I have been collecting them for many years, and it is always good to look through them now and again , as they are good souvenir's of my time supporting Notts.


    I think the cheaper version of the programme like we have for the checkatrade games, would be a good way forward.
    Keep it to line-ups, a word from the manager, brief overview of the week, last match report & opponent information and charge 1.50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeekay56 View Post
    I have to admit I will miss the matchday programme, although it hasn't been the same since the demise of the Football League Review. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44396446

    Mr Hardy has stated that sales are falling 15% year on year.
    Jeekay!!

    The Football League Review....."jumpers for goalposts"... etc etc.

    I absolutely loved it because colour photos in programmes were something of a novelty in the 70's. Clearing out a cupboard the other year, I found a mountain of them. The back cover usually featured a team photo of some team or other and the one I picked up was Workington. Holy siht, to think of us playing them in a league match NOSTALGIA !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pravda_plc View Post
    Jeekay!!

    The Football League Review....."jumpers for goalposts"... etc etc.

    I absolutely loved it because colour photos in programmes were something of a novelty in the 70's. Clearing out a cupboard the other year, I found a mountain of them. The back cover usually featured a team photo of some team or other and the one I picked up was Workington. Holy siht, to think of us playing them in a league match NOSTALGIA !!
    And Barrow, Southport and Bradford Park Avenue.
    What about the Rothman's Football Yearbook, used to full of info and trivia.
    Last edited by Jeekay56; 09-06-2018 at 11:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireallyhateforest View Post
    I think the cheaper version of the programme like we have for the checkatrade games, would be a good way forward.
    Keep it to line-ups, a word from the manager, brief overview of the week, last match report & opponent information and charge 1.50.
    I've never worked in the print trade, so I may be completely wrong but, a thinned down programme probably wouldn't be much cheaper to produce. If we make a loss at the current price, surely with less advertising space the loss could be greater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeekay56 View Post
    And Barrow, Southport and Bradford Park Avenue.
    What about the Rothman's Football Yearbook, used to full of info and trivia.
    I gave about 5000 away a couple of years ago including a few cup final programmes and a few signed by some big names, e.g Beeckenbauer, Uwe Seeler and George best.

    Passed my Booby Moore signed prog to my daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborn Pie View Post
    I gave about 5000 away a couple of years ago including a few cup final programmes and a few signed by some big names, e.g Beeckenbauer
    Beeckenbauer, now there's a big name (go on laugh you bugger, you know you want to).

    Did anyone else after the game, walk up into town and wait outside the Evening Post building to buy a Football Post to read on the bus home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeekay56 View Post

    Did anyone else after the game, walk up into town and wait outside the Evening Post building to buy a Football Post to read on the bus home?
    Many, many times. Could this void be filled by the return of the Fanzine, I wonder?

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    A printed programme stays the same over the years. Online news are edited every few seconds, minutes, months or years and eventually websites change names, get taken over or disappear and content is lost or changed. There is a use for programmes but maybe they should have been capped at 1-2.

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    Biggest problem for clubs in the lower leagues is its expensive when your print volumes are so low, I would imagine even Man Utd only probably have a print run of 15,000 if that.

    The greatest concern for me is much further reaching in terms of it being another nail in the coffin of a once great industry that I have been involved in since leaving school 36 years ago. RIP Print

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    I had a modest collection of programmes before I started going to games and it was a huge deal for me picking one up for the first game I attended in person. I kept it by my bedside and would look through it regularly, as if it proved I'd finally been to a match and that I hadn't imagined it. There was always that extra bit of excitement at the first home game of a new season to see what the new design would look like and I got a real buzz buying programmes on away trips, I'd become quite anxious getting off the coach trying to find one, worrying they'd run out if we were a bit late, they were almost as important as the result to me.

    Sad but inevitable that this day was going to come.

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    I used to love the landscape A5 programme from the late 70’s. Waiting behind the main stand for autographs, didn’t care if I had the same ones several times either as used to get the away team autographs as well for each programme.

    Mum accidentally chucked them all during a house move, still not over that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthemaggies View Post
    I kept it by my bedside and would look through it regularly, as if it proved I'd finally been to a match and that I hadn't imagined it. There was always that extra bit of excitement at the first home game of a new season to see what the new design would look like and I got a real buzz buying programmes on away trips, I'd become quite anxious getting off the coach trying to find one, worrying they'd run out if we were a bit late, they were almost as important as the result to me.

    Sad but inevitable that this day was going to come.
    I remember feeling the same, it was almost as if the programme was a souvenir. Then looking through them years later, try doing that with a podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfcog View Post
    Mum accidentally chucked them all during a house move, still not over that!
    Something always gets lost in a house move, for us it was Granddad, never did find out what happened to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeekay56 View Post
    I remember feeling the same, it was almost as if the programme was a souvenir. Then looking through them years later, try doing that with a podcast.
    That is my point exactly , and I have a Nott's programme for every game I have attended over the year's Home and Away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireallyhateforest View Post
    That is my point exactly , and I have a Nott's programme for every game I have attended over the year's Home and Away.
    Have to say I'm a big fan of the printed word. I'm one of those strange people that still buy CDs, mostly they're ripped to my hard drive and are never played again. I like to have the cover art and the liner notes and the booklets, there's something very relaxing about listening to music and reading the cover notes/booklets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countygump View Post
    Many, many times. Could this void be filled by the return of the Fanzine, I wonder?
    I used to prefer fanzines to programmes. Notts had some really good ones like The Pie and Thin Yellow Stripe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeekay56 View Post
    Have to say I'm a big fan of the printed word. I'm one of those strange people that still buy CDs, mostly they're ripped to my hard drive and are never played again. I like to have the cover art and the liner notes and the booklets, there's something very relaxing about listening to music and reading the cover notes/booklets.
    Me too , although I very rarely buy music anymore.

    I really do hope Nott's continue to offer match day programmes even if they are supplements of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireallyhateforest View Post
    Me too , although I very rarely buy music anymore.

    I really do hope Nott's continue to offer match day programmes even if they are supplements of some sort.
    Why do you think Notts and years require apostrophes?

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