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Firsts, Lasts, Commemoratives & Signed Programmes


In this section you'll find a varied selection 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.




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

ARSENAL   Away programme v. Tottenham,  F.A. Premier League,  April 25th 2004. Title clinching match in 'Invincibles' season  -  £10


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



Home programme v. Kidderminster Harriers, Vauxhall Conference, April 8th 1991. Barnet's Conference title season, signed to back by Andy Clarke who had recently been transferred to Wimbledon  -  £3

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


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


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) 

LDV Trophy Home issues, £2 each - Grimsby (28/9/04), Hartlepool (2/11/04).  



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


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



Home programme v. West Bromwich Albion, F.A. Premier League, May 7th 2006.  Brian Labone Memorial Issue  -  £5

Home programme v. Stoke City, F.A. Premier League, December 4th 2011. Gary Speed Memorial Issue  -  £5



Home programme  v. Middlesbrough,  Football League Division 2,  March 19th 1974.  Bobby Moore's first game for Fulham  -  £5



Home programme v. Southend,  Football League Division 3, August 29th 1987. 8-1 to Gillingham  -  £5

Home programme v. Chesterfield, Football League Division 3, September 5th 1987. 10-0 to Gillingham  -  £5



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



Home programme v, Sheffield Wednesday, Football League Division 1, September 22nd 1962.  O's only season in Div 1 - £5

Home programme v. Braintree Town, National League,  April 27th 2019.  Match at which Orient clinched National 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,  November 7th 1987. Lincoln's Conference title season  -  £3



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


LUTON TOWN    Away programme at Brentford, League Two, May 2nd 2009. Match at which Luton lost League status  -  £5


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

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

Home programme v. West Ham, F.A. Premier League, July 22nd 2020. Limited edition 'behind closed doors' issue  -  £10



Home programme v. Chelsea, F.A. Premier League,  August 26th 1995.  First match at Riverside Stadium  -  £5



Home programme v. Fulham, Football League Division 2, January 20th 1974.  First Football League match played on a Sunday  -  £3.


MILTON KEYNES DONS  -  first matches at Stadium MK

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



Home programme v. Arsenal, FIRST HOME GAME in Division 1, August 25th 1965  -  £15

Away programme v. Fulham, Football League Division 1, November 27th 1965.  NTFC's only season in Div. 1  -  £5



Home programme v. West Ham, F.A. Premier League, July 11th 2020.  Limited edition 'behind closed doors' issue  -  £10


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



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



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

Home programme v. West Ham, F.A. Premier League, June 23rd 2020.  Limited edition 'behind closed doors issue'  -  £10



Home programme v. Millwall, Championship, November 1st 2014. Commemorative First World War Centenary issue  -  £5

Home programme v. Sheffield Wednesday, May 2nd 2015.  Promotion Souvenir Issue  -  £5

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    2015-16 Home programmes.  Last season at Upton Park  -  £5 each unless stated.

16/7/15 Birkirkaha (EL), 30/7/15 Astra Giurgiu (EL), 15/8/15 Leicester (LCFC title) £10,  22/8/15 Bournemouth, 26/9/15 Norwich,

28/12/15 Southampton,  9/1/16 Wolves (FAC), 23/1/16 Man City, 2/2/16 Aston V,9/2/16 Liverpool (FAC),  27/2/16 Sunderland,

2/3/16 Tottenham, 2/4/16 Crystal P., 13/4/16 Man Utd (FAC, last Cup tie at UP) £10, 20/4/16 Watford,  7/5/16 Swansea.



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,  August 23rd 1978. Wigan's first home game in Football League  -  £5

Away programme v. Hereford United,  Football League Division 4, August 19th 1978.  Wigan's first game in Football League  -  £5



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. 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.   Bolton v. Gillingham,  Cardiff v. Burnley  

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




1980 F.A. Cup Final,  Arsenal v. West Ham, signed to front cover by Phil Parkes  -  £15

1984 F.A. Cup Final,  Everton v. Watford. Includes slip of paper "Good Luck, Andy Gray"  -  £10

1987 F.A. Cup Final,  Coventry v. Tottenham, signed to centre pages by David Pleat, Glenn Hoddle, & Gary Mabbutt  -  £40

1987 F.A. Cup Semi-Final,  Tottenham v. Watford, signed by David Pleat  -  £10



Home programme v. Bulgaria, November 21st 1979 (played 22/11/79).  Signed to centre page by Glenn Hoddle (England debut-  £15

Home programme v. West Germany, October 13th 1982.  Signed to centre page by Gary Mabbutt (England debut-  £15



Away programme v. Queens Park Rangers, Football League Division 1, March 20th 1990.  Signed to back by Tony Cascarino,

Tony Daley, & Paul McGrath  -  £10



Away programme v. Southampton, Football League Division 1, Januray 13th 1990.  Signed to Visiting Team page by Pat Nevin, Mike Newell, Graeme Sharp, Kevin Sheedy, Neville Southall, & Norman Whiteside  -  £20



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. Burnley, Football League Division 1, December 27th 1975.  Signed to front by Lou Macari  -  £5

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

Away programme v. Everton, Football League Division 1, August 24th 1991. Signed to page 15 by Neil Webb  -  £3



Home programme v. Luton Town, Football League Division 1, April 14th 1984.  Signed to back by Tony Parks, Graham Roberts,

& Les Sealey  -  £15



Home programme v. Brighton, Football League Division 1, November 20th 1982.  Signed to front by Ross Jenkins  -  £3

Away programme v. Everton, Football League Division 1, October 24th 1987.  Signed to back by Glyn Hodges  -  £3.



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



This page last updated   -   23/3/23


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