The Spurs Programme
The previous glimpses into the world of Tottenham's programmes seem to have been well received so I thought for this seasons mid-week diversion when we take a look at something lighter as we face a kick off sometime in the wee small hours we would explore the subject a little further, hence this aperitif.
The articles to follow have been 'loosely' themed whilst this appetizer is more a random 'sneak peak.' Although a number do feature games at the start of the season.
The top picture is the last home programme from last season and the game at Wembley V Leicester.
Right - Going back to August 1966, and the first season I collected every programme home and away, the visit of Leeds on opening day and the cover featured a different team picture. This season also saw a different picture with each game, quite a breakthrough at the time.
Before that the club tended to be less adventurous and several seasons featured an ariel picture of WHL every week, the angle changing with the new season. I should mention many clubs had similar if not less exciting approaches to their programmes.
Above center and the first Football League match after WW2 saw Birmingham City visit The Lane. The club having moved away from the illustrated cover at the start of the war would adopt a much more text driven approach while retaining the four sided publication.
Above Right - Burnley in 1969, this season the club tended to use the same picture on the cover for a number of matches, I believe I'm right in saying that season they only made about five changes during the season.
Left Lewis Holtby V Hull in the 2013/14 season
From the days of Public trial games as a pre-season entertainment when the first team played the reserves. Above left the first trial game in August 1946. As you can see there would be a second game the following weekend. Above Right and the trial game from the pre-war period.
In the center - taken from a picture,I'm fairly sure of Phil Beal this pic was used throughout the 67/68 season. Moving into the seventies and art work took a step back and various designs were used - Left August 1970 and West Ham.
Below - A more recent match and the use of photographs, here from October 2015. Enjoy the game.
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15/10/2018 11:33:22 am
I am not the sporty type of person, that's why I don't even know even a little detail about the sport history that you are talking about. Though I find Football League exciting as any other sports, I was not hooked into it; perhaps it's because I prefer fashion and photography as fields of my interest. But I am pretty sure that our fathers or even our grandfathers will be happy to read your post. it will bring a lot of great memories to them, especially if used to be fans of football. Still, I want to thank you for posting this one. I appreciate it a lot!
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