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Question Old football programmes

Shall I keep my football programmes?

  • Yes

    Votes: 15 83.3%
  • No

    Votes: 3 16.7%

  • Total voters
    18

adwebb16

Coach
Joined
Apr 17, 2006
Messages
552
Location
Chicago, USA
Having a mass 'loft clearout', you know the ones where your back is on the verge of giving way, your sweating profusely and you've smacked your head on the same f**king wooden beam 3 times over.

Half the time is spent being nostalgic the other half shouting 'What about this? Do you want this still?'

BUT The killer question, what about football programmes. I have about 10 years worth of football programmes, predominantly from SUFC dating back 10 years, the further back you go, the younger I was therefore the more I used to buy a programme with matching ticket tucked inside the sleeve.

Now bear in mind I need to make space, I am never going to read them all again, maybe a cursor glance every time I’m in the loft and reminisce of those old days when we were in League 2.......oh how things change.

Do I keep 'em or chuck 'em?
 

davewebbsbrain

Webby⭐
Joined
Aug 17, 2005
Messages
22,261
Location
Eastwood
Having a mass 'loft clearout', you know the ones where your back is on the verge of giving way, your sweating profusely and you've smacked your head on the same f**king wooden beam 3 times over.

Half the time is spent being nostalgic the other half shouting 'What about this? Do you want this still?'

BUT The killer question, what about football programmes. I have about 10 years worth of football programmes, predominantly from SUFC dating back 10 years, the further back you go, the younger I was therefore the more I used to buy a programme with matching ticket tucked inside the sleeve.

Now bear in mind I need to make space, I am never going to read them all again, maybe a cursor glance every time I’m in the loft and reminisce of those old days when we were in League 2.......oh how things change.

Do I keep 'em or chuck 'em?

Talk about state the obvious lol


Keep them..
 

haveaguiness

Coach
Joined
Apr 3, 2007
Messages
694
My Dad had hundreds of Southend home and away programmes and a few old Man united (from his uncle) ones a few years back but he ended up chucking them out. We were sorting out which ones to throw and which to sell or give away when we came across a nice original 1966 World Cup Final Programme! Unfortunately it had a couple of little rips but I rather enjoyed reading through it for the first time, baring in mind it was 21 years before I was born.

There is a great nostalgia to old programmes, and I even have a book documenting the History of the Football Programme's which is pretty interesting. Modern day programmes, however don't have the same appeal for me. They are far too Glossy and perfect.
 

DTS

The Business
Joined
Oct 25, 2003
Messages
16,173
Location
In a world of my own.
Keep em mate. Once you get rid you can never have again.

Either that or at least put them on Ebay. Someone will be glad of them and you might get a few £ too.
 

Tarquin Fauntleroy

The Blackest White Man In Town
Joined
Aug 4, 2008
Messages
1,254
Hey Chaps!

My programmes were getting in the way and were pretty badly soiled so I packed them into a box, weighed it down with a few bricks, then chucked it off a bridge over a motorway.

As it plunged its way towards that Sunshine coach full of orphaned kids with cancer, I did have a little pang of guilt that I should have at least kept the one signed by Roy McDonough in another players blood.

Kind Regards
 

Jam_Man

Life President
Joined
Apr 7, 2005
Messages
25,545
Location
Southend
Keep mine, still have the ones I got in 1980/81 and good to look back on.

Did have one from the 60's but think I lost it, not even sure where I got it from now as wasnt born till 1970
 

ESG

Manager
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
2,042
Still got all mine from the 70's and 80's together with the football league thing that came with them. Even got the club handbooks for the 70's and various purchases from the program fair they used to have on a Sunday morning at the Shrimper club:(
 

A Century United

Firewalking for HD
Joined
Jan 26, 2007
Messages
10,004
They don't take up that much space, but when they are gone they will leave a hole in your soul.

Seriously, I have never regretted keeping memorabilia, but I have deeply regretted throwing some away.
 

Napster

The Horse with no Name⭐
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
35,449
Location
The wilds of Kent
They don't take up that much space, but when they are gone they will leave a hole in your soul.

Seriously, I have never regretted keeping memorabilia, but I have deeply regretted throwing some away.

Sorry but this is cobblers. You can always buy it back. As long as you have the memory that is what counts. Ive got rid of loads of SUFC stuff, kept the best, and I dont regret any of it. (Although the John Gymer-signed crotch support could have gone to a more deserving place than Sue Ryder's)
 

A Century United

Firewalking for HD
Joined
Jan 26, 2007
Messages
10,004
Sorry but this is cobblers. You can always buy it back. As long as you have the memory that is what counts. Ive got rid of loads of SUFC stuff, kept the best, and I dont regret any of it. (Although the John Gymer-signed crotch support could have gone to a more deserving place than Sue Ryder's)


Why? All I said was you lose nothing by keeping them, but you might well regret it later if you let them go. The programme you actually bought and read at the game, perhaps shared with your old man, is a completely different object from a random one bought off the internet, and often handling these things brings back memories you would otherwise never recover.

Just because you're an unsentimental cynical old git doesn't mean we all are, Napster.

:thump:
 
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