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Firsts, Lasts, Commemoratives & Signed Programmes

 

In this section you'll find a handful of programmes or commemorative issues relating to matches which, either by design or accident, are of some historical significance, and don't deserve to be 'lost' in the general lists !  The easiest method of listing these has been to highlight the club to which they relate with a brief description of the item and its signifcance, even though the programme may be from an away match. There are also a handful of autographed programmes included in this section too.

 

ARSENAL

Home programme v. Burnley, F.A. Premier League, May 6th 2018.  Arsene Wenger's last home game as Arsenal manager  -  £10

 

ASTON VILLA

Home programme v. Preston, Sky-Bet Championship, January 21st 2017.  Graham Taylor Memorial Issue  -  £10

 

BARNET  

Home programme v. Torquay United, Nationwide League Division 3, May 5th 2001. Match was a final day 'relegation' decider which

saw the visitors survive, and the the home team relegated to the Conference  -  £10

 

BARROW

Home programme v. Stevenage, League 2, September 12th 2020. Barrow's first game back in Football League  -  £10

 

BLACKBURN ROVERS

Away programme v. Liverpool, F.A. Premier League, May 14th 1995.  Match at which Blackburn's PL title confirmed  -  £5

 

BRENTFORD

Home programme v. Swansea City, Championship Play-Off semi-final, July 29th 2020.  Last game at Griffin Park  -  £7

 

BURTON ALBION

Away programme v. Shrewsbury Town, League 2, August 8th 2009.  Burton Albion's first match in the Football League  -  £5

 

CAMBRIDGE  UNITED

Home programme v. Lincoln City, Football League Division 4, August 15th 1970.  Cambridge Utd's first match in the Football League  -  £5

Home programme v. Southport, Div 4, September 12th 1970  -  £3

 

CARLISLE UNITED.....in the Conference

Programmes from Season 2004-05.  Home issues, £3 each - Dagenham & Redbridge (20/11/04), Morecambe (2/1/05), Northwich (19/3/05), Scarborough (21/9/04), Stevenage (22/2/05), Tamworth (19/9/04), Woking (18/12/04), York (12/4/05), York (F.A Cup 4th Qualifying Round, 30/10/04). LDV Trophy Home issues, £2 each - Grimsby (28/9/04), Hartlepool (2/11/04).  Aways - Barnet (19/4/05, also covers Barnet's title triumph£5,  Burton Albion (16/4/05)  £3

 

COLCHESTER UNITED

Away programme v. Windsor & Eton, F.A. Trophy 1st Round, January 12th 1991.  Colchester's first game in F.A. Trophy  -  £2

 

HAYES

Home programme v. Fisher Athletic, Conference South, April 21st 2007. Last home game as Hayes FC  -  £2

 

HAYES & YEADING UNITED

Away programme v. Lewes, Blue Square South, August 11th 2007. First competitive match for Hayes & Yeading United following

merger of Hayes FC & Yeading FC  -  £5

 

HEREFORD UNITED

Away programme v. Hillingdon Borough, Southern League, March 11th 1972. Last HUFC season prior to election to Football League  -  £2

Away programme v. Colchester United, Football League Division 4, August 12th 1972 (sl tr/sl grubby).  Hereford's first match in Football League  -  £5

 

LEICESTER CITY

Home programme v. Everton, F.A. Premier League, May 7th 2016.  Commemorative Premier League Champions issue  -  £10

 

LEYTON ORIENT

Home programme v. Grimsby Town, League 2, March 11th 2017. "Emergency issue" in fold out poster format during Orient's financial crisis/relegation season  -  £10

Home programme v. Braintree Town, National League,  April 27th 2019.  Match at which Orient clinched Nationall League title and return

to the Football League, sadly proved to be last home game with Justin Edinburgh as manager  -  £10

 

LIVERPOOL

Home programme v. Chelsea, F.A. Premier League, July 22nd 2020. Commemorative Premier League Champions issue  -  £10

Home programme v. Leicester City, F.A. Premier League, November 22nd 2020.  Ray Clemence Memorial issue  -  £10

 

MAIDSTONE UNITED.....1989-90, first season in League 

Home programmes v. Scarborough, Football League Division 4 (first home League game) August 19th 1989  -  £10

Lincoln (Div 4) 18/10/89, Wrexham (Div 4) 28/10/89, Mansfield (Leyland DAF Trophy) 17/1/90,

Doncaster (Div 4) 11/4/90, Gillingham (Div 4), 16/4/90 -  £5 each

1990-91, home programme v. Burnley, Football League Division 4, April 27th 1991  -  £3

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

Home programme v. QPR, Football League Division 1, November 22nd 1986. Alex Ferguson's first home game as United manager - £25

Home programme v. Swansea City, F.A. Premier League, May 12th 2013.  Alex Ferguson's last home game as United manager  -  £10

Away programme v. West Bromwich Albion, F.A. Premier League, May 19th 2013.  Alex Ferguson's last game as United manager  -  £12

 

OXFORD UNITED

Home programme v. Southend United, Friendly, August 7th 1962.  Four page pre-season issue prior to Oxford's first season as a Football League club  -  £5

 

PETERBOROUGH UNITED.....1960-61, first season in Football League  -  £5 each

Home programme v. Millwall, Football League Division 4, 3/12/60.   Away programme v. Aldershot, Div. 4, 15/10/60

 

RANGERS

Away programme v. Peterhead, Scottish League Division 3, August 11th 2012. First League game for 'new'/reformed Rangers FC  -  £10

 

SCARBOROUGH

Home programme v. Wolves, Football League Division 4, August 15th 1987. Scarborough's first match in the Football League  -  £5

 

SOUTHPORT

Home programme v. Watford, Football League Division 4, December 10th 1977. Southport's last season in Football League  -  £3

 

TOTTENHAM

Home programme v. Millwall, F.A. Cup 6th Round, March 12th 2017.  Last F.A. Cup tie at 'old' White Hart Lane  -  £10

 

WATFORD

Limited edition 2019-20 F.A. Premier League, 'Behind Closed Doors' issues v. Leicester(20/6/20), Newcastle (11/7/20), Norwich (7/7/20),

& Southampton (28/6/20)  -  £10 each  (NB, programme from final home game with Manchester City was withdrawn following

dismissal of Nigel Pearson)

 

WIMBLEDON

Away programme v. Hillingdon Borough, Southern League, January 1st 1977.  Wimbledon's last non-league season  -  £2

Home programme v. Gillingham, Football League Cup 1st Round,  August 16th 1977.  Wimbledon's first competitive home match as Football League club (and obviously first home game in League Cup)  -  £5

 

WORKINGTON

Away programme v. Watford, Football League Division 4, April 2nd 1977.  Workington's last season in Football League  -  £3


WYCOMBE WANDERERS

Home programme v. Chester, Football League Division 3, August 21st 1993.  Wycombe's first home match in Football League  -  £3

 

YEOVIL TOWN

Home programme v. Enfield, Isthmian League Premier Division, March 25th 1997.  Match was billed as a 'title decider', official gate of 8,007 (with more locked out) was highest recorded for a standard non-league fixture during the 1990's  -  £5

 

FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP.....first season, 1960-61  -  £10 each

Brentford v. Sunderland,  2nd Round, October 25th 1960.     Cardiff v. Burnley,  2nd Round, 24th October 1960  

Arsenal v. Gillingham, 2nd Round, September 13th 1966.   4-page issue, Arsenal's first game in League Cup - £5

 

 

SIGNED PROGRAMMES

CAMBRIDGE UNITED

Away programme v. Arsenal, F.A. Cup 6th Round, March 9th 1991. Signed to back by full CUFC team  -  £10

 

LIVERPOOL

Home programme v. Ipswich Town, Football League Division 1, April 30th 1977. Signed to back, four identifiable LFC signatures (David Fairclough, Emlyn Hughes, David Johnson & Terry McDermott), and three unidentifiable ones !  -  £20

Home programme v. Aston Villa, Football League Division 1, May 3rd 1980. Includes slip of paper "To Philippa, Best Wishes, Alan Kennedy"  -  £5

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

Home programme v. Arsenal, Football League Division 1, December 29th 1979.  Signed to back by Steve Coppell  -  £5

 

TOTTENHAM

Home programme v. Aston Villa, Football League Division 1, March 30th 1985.  Signed to back ("to Benjamin") by Clemence, Crooks, Falco, Hazard, Hoddle, Hughton, Mabbutt, Miller, Stevens, & Thomas.  Programme slightly grubby/creased  -  £30

 

WEST HAM

Home programme v. Manchester United, F.A. Premier League, March 16th 2002.  Signed to back by Jermain Defoe, Shaka Hislop, & Sebastiam Schemmel  -  £10

 

WYCOMBE WANDERERS

Home programme v. Macclesfield Town, GM Vauxhall Conference, May 1st 1993. 12 WWFC auto's dotted throughout programme. WWFC's last League game as a non-league club  -  £10

 

 

This page last updated   -   23/12/20

 

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