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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.




Away programme v. Chesterfield, Football League Division 4, September 28th 1991. Match expunged when Aldershot folded  -  £3

Home programme v. Rochdale, Football League Division 4, October 4th 1991. Match expunged when Aldershot folded  -  £3



Home programme v. Accrington Stanley, Nationwide Conference, August 10th 2003.  First match in Conference for BOTH clubs - £5


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



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

Home programme v. Carlisle United, Nationwide Conference, April 19th 2005. Conference Championship celebration issue  -  £5


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



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


BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION    Home programme v. Tottenham, Friendly, July 30th 2011.  First game at Amex Stadium   -  £5


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



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 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).  


CHESTERFIELD      Home programme v. Derby, Friendly, July 24th 2010.  First game at B2Net Stadium  -  £5  



Away programme v. Yeovil Town, GM Vauxhall Conference, August 18th 1990. Colchester's first game in Conference  -  £5

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


DARLINGTON   1989-90,  Away fixtures in GM Vauxhall Conference - Boston United (6/9/89), Farnborough Town (25/11/89)  -  £2 each



Home programme v. Charlton Athtletic/Exeter City, pre-season friendlies, July 28th/August 1st 2007. First home issue for new club  -  £2

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



Home programme v. Watford, Nationwide League Division 1, August 10th 2002.  First League game at Walkers Stadium  -  £5

Home programme v. Tottenham, F.A. Premier League, August 22nd 2015. Leicester's PL Title season, new in bag with poster  -  £15

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

Away programme v. Tottenham,  F.A. Premier League,  January 13th 2016.  Leicester's PL Title season  -  £5



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



Away programme v. Wycombe Wanderers, GM Vauxhall Conference, 7th November 1987. Lincoln's Conference title season  -  £3



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.....last season in Conference & seasons in the Football League

1988-89, last season as non-league club.  Away programmes v. Sutton United (2/1/89), Welling United (27/3/89)  -  £2 each

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. 

1991-92 Home programmes v Barnet (Div 4) 8/1/92, Barnet (Div 4), 14/12/91 postponed, away programme v. Wrexham (Div 4),

11/1/92  -  £3 each



Away programme v. QPR, Football League Division 1, January 1st 1974. George Best's last competitive game for United  -  £5

Away programme v. Norwich City, Football League Division 1, November 15th 1986, Alex Ferguson's second game as Utd manager  -  £5

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



Home programme v. Sampdoria, Official opening of Riverside Stadium, November 12th 1995  -  £5


MILTON KEYNES DONS  -  first matches at Stadium MK

Friendly v. West Ham United, July 25th 2007  -  £10.               Friendly v. Watford, August 1st 2007  -  £5

League Two v. Bury, August 11th 2007. First League game at Stadium MK/stadium opening issue  -  £10



Away programme v. Wycombe W., GM Vauxhall Conference, September 27th 1988. Match expunged when Newport folded  -  £5

Home programme v. Wycombe W, GM Vauxhall Conference, January 28th 1989.  Last home game before Newport folded  -  £10

Home programme v. Stroud (as Newport AFC), Welsh Cup 1st Round, September 2nd 1989.  First Welsh Cup tie for new club  -  £3


OXFORD CITY    Away programme v. Hayes, Isthmian League, May 3rd 1980.  Bobby Moore as Oxford City Manager  -  £3


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



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



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


SOUTHPORT  1977-78, last season in Football League.  Home programmes v. Bournemouth (25/2/78) & Watford (10/12/77)  -  £3 each



Home programme v. Wycombe Wanderers, League 2, 3rd May 2014. Torquay United's last game in Football League, while Wycombe's win in this match secured their League status  -  £5


TOTTENHAM     Home programme v. Arsenal, F.A. Premier League, 30th April 2017. Last North London Derby at 'old' WHL  -  £10



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)


WEST HAM UNITED    Home programe v. Tottenham, F.A. Premier League,  2nd March 2016.  Last season at Upton Park  -  £10



Home programme v. Tranmere Rovers, Football League Cup 1st Round, August 16th 1978.  Wigan's first competitve match as Football League club/first home game in League Cup  -  £5

Home programme v. Grimsby Town, Football League Division 4, 23rd August 1978. Wigan's first home gamne in Football League  - £5



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/first home game in League Cup  -  £5



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


Home programme v. Stafford Rangers, GM Vauxhall Conference, May 3rd 1990. Last competitive game at Loakes Park  -  £3

Home programme v. Nottingham Forest, August 9th 1990.  Friendly to commemorate opening of Adams Park  -  £2

Home programme v. Macclesfield Town, May 1st 1993, GM Vauxhall Conference, Wycombe's last league game as non-league club  -  £3

Away programme v. Carlisle United, Football League Division 3, August 14th 1993, Wycombe's first match in Football League  -  £5

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



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

2nd Round  -  Brentford v. Sunderland.   Bolon v. Gillingham,  Cardiff v. Burnley  

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





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


HAYES    Home programme v. Wycombe Wanderers, Isthmian League, August 23rd 1977.  Signed to back cover by Ray Wilkins  -  £10



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



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



Home programme v. Coventry. League Cup 3rd Round, October 26th 1977.   Signed to back by Pat Jennings & Terry Yorath  -  £10



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



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



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