Football has many great traditions and game day rituals. The classic match day programme is certainly one of them. There was a time when the humble football programme was the main source of information about ones favourite club - long before mass media and extensive coverage.

Football programmes date back as early as the 1880s and the rarest issues are now highly sought after collectors items. Although the match day programme remains an important part of the game day experience, many fans will always have a fondness for their storied past. 

In that same spirit, I introduce The Programme, the official By Association newsletter.

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