Programmes are one of the last remaining match day traditions and it'll be a sad day if/when they go.Hi big blue it's a part if Mt match day ritual,and usually give to my next doors neighbours son!I suppose you will be advocating to have a cashless society also lol ,and totally fk us older people
As a traditionalist, it’s a real shame. I’d be interested in the age demographic of those buying programmes. I wouldn’t imagine too many youngsters pester their parents for one so they’ll undoubtedly be on the decline. I rarely buy one now, I bought every one for our home games in the 3rd division as a kind of ‘this could be a good memory one day’ type thing.
that was me bought Edinburgh university programmeThere is still quite a few Bears who collect programmes (me included) & some are going for ridiculous prices just now on ebay.
For example the other day there, a B team programme, this season v Edinburgh University, went for about £48 .
Other Rangers ones, mainly pre 60s, are going for hundreds of pounds.
I would be gutted if other clubs followed Ross Co. & Hibs and stopped producing them.
That first edition will be 97 pages of how hibs were pyoor cheatit' at Ibrox...
That starts with our matchday programme. We used the international break to analyse the readership, downloads, and purchases of each edition and have made a decision to no longer continue with these in their current format.
We do, however, understand that there is a section of our supporters, currently and historically, that like to purchase written publications from us. With this in mind, we’ve come up with an alternative and will produce a 100-page quarterly magazine.
The magazine will attempt to bring you closer to the club, our players, our staff, and aim to give you a great insight into Hibernian FC.
We aspire to print the first edition in January 2022 and we will provide all supporters who have purchased the printed programmes so far this season, from Curtis Sport, the first one free of charge.
More details on the quarterly magazine will be released in due course.
Equally, we will produce a number of new features on hibernianfc.co.uk, so make sure you check that out! We’re hoping that it’ll provide you with all your content needs ahead of a matchday.
That is a good shout m8.I think programmes should be brought into the modern age. Make them digital, but not in the sense they are now (which are just a scanned/pdf version of the matchday one) but make it an app, make it interactive. It could be updated with live team news, articles that can be commented on, score and goalscorer predictions, buy your half time raffle through it, have polls and quizzes for the kids (and adults) and see how well you done against other bears and so on.
I have also collected ticket stubs m8, i always keep mine.I have literally hundreds of Notts County programmes, but I only collect from the games I have attended and I would be gutted if we stop producting them. They are a nice little memento of the games, and contain many memories of watching Notts home and away over the many years.
I know Leagues One and Two in England do not have to produce them, but we are in the National league which are still having to produce them.
I have kept all my ticket stubs as well, including old season tickets.