Issue 003. January 3, 2021.
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Andy Greenfield (St Boswells, Scotland)

It was very disappointing that the game was postponed due to the weather yesterday on top of Covid making it impossible for spectators to attend.

I have however to send, through 'Arthur', my immense thanks to David Ward (BBC) for his valiant and dedicated efforts to assist my father (age 92, first match at BC 1937) and his mate Bruce McIntosh (age 94, first match BC opening game 1932) to attend - it wasn't to be.

David called and texted me on a number of occasions over the past two weeks about their stories and did indeed conduct an interview with Bruce on Radio York - even arranging for him to be the 'virtual Mascot' for the Bradford PA game.

However, the world is where it is at the moment, and although hard to take, football has to take second place to all our safety and welfare.

If this turns out to be the end of matches at Bootham Crescent we must look forward to the move and maybe the two 'Auld Robins' could be there at the opening.

Many thanks again, Dave.
Clive Parker (Glasgow)

I was, of course, a little disappointed at today's game being postponed, there was a twist of poignancy in that our last scheduled game at Bootham Crescent was to be played on the day that was also the 50th Anniversary of the Ibrox Stairway 13 disaster, which took the lives of 66 people and of course left many more tragically bereaved.
What's the connection? Crumbling football infrastructure. For that reason - whilst I will be sad at leaving Bootham Crescent - I will also be relieved to be able (at some point) to see a match in a more modern and fitting environment.

Since the Ibrox disaster, we also had both the Bradford fire and Hillsborough relatively on our doorstep. The common features were poor safety standards in the ageing stadiums, made worse by the attitudes of the police at matches.

I remember going to the FA Cup 5th round re-play at Anfield in 1985 and being terrified by the crush we were made to endure on the terracing. The police at the time were totally indifferent, telling us to just "move on" or "get in".

We were boxed into a small enclosure with wooden barriers, I seem to remember. I didn't like it at all, but never spoke up about it afterwards as nobody else did. I think we just accepted it as normal. So, I wondered if it was just my bad imagination?

I suppose policing has improved since those days, but my feeling is that it's mainly because of the switch from police officers to stewards around and inside the grounds.

There is a lot of sentimentality associated with Bootham Crescent. You can't take away the memories. But I for one will be pleased that we are moving on.

And by the way Paul Bowser (TOOAB Issue 001) I do remember you being scandalised at Wrexham FC re-using the same programmes for the re-arranged match, back in 1984, so I must have been there too!
Alan Hudson (Manchester)

I  was there too, Simon Turner (TOOAB Issue 002) -  on a freezing, horrible night at Spotland, along with 15 other City fans (I counted them), for an Autoglass/Sherpa Vans/Johnson Paint type match about 20/30  years ago (we were still in the league at that point).

I don’t remember anything about the game, which means it was probably a boring 0-0 draw, but the free hot pie was very much appreciated. Well done to Rochdale for that.

I was also at Droylsden for the late, late Richard Brodie show but I didn’t get a free pie on that occasion. When Droylsden went in front a couple of minutes before the end with a deflected shot, they thought they’d won their first match for about 3 months.

Then Brodie scored in injury time and several of their team just sank to their knees in despair.

Of course, Brodie did the same thing again a minute later to complete their misery. That was one of the very few times I’ve ever felt sorry for a team we’ve just beaten, at the same time as feeling ecstatic that we’d won.

I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that the best thing about being a York City fan is having the memories.
Chris Crowcroft (Ludlow)

So onto two crucial, season-affecting games in NLN, vs Fylde; and then Gloucester, the battle of the cathedral cities - there are five such in the league.

Presumably in the new stadium? A presumption rather than a guarantee?
Ian Tyssen (50/50 Cash Draw Promoter)

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Live stream: York City (H)

By Luke Thompson 

Harriers can confirm live stream details ahead of our match against York City on 5th January.

The live stream, provided by our partners Burton TV, includes multiple camera angles and full match commentary.

How do I buy my live stream ticket?

1) Click to sign up and purchase a ticket.
2) Click ‘BUY’
3) Already watched one of our live streams? Click ‘Log In’ and use your previous account details. Not watched one of our live streams before? Click ‘Sign Up’, and fill in the sign-up form.
4) Pay for your ticket, you’re ready to go! The live stream will begin roughly 10 minutes before kick off, you’ll see a holding video until this point.

Harriers Season Ticket holder?

Log in to your Streaming account and use your Voucher Code.

The process for signing in and adding in your voucher code remains unchanged from our last few games, as does the voucher code itself, so simply repeat these steps ahead of each upcoming live-streamed game.

Not set up your account yet or not sure what the Voucher Code is? The club on a number of occasions prior to recent games sent instructions on how you can view the stream at no extra cost with a simple sign-up process. If you are not able to see an e-mail from us, please check your Spam and Junk folders thoroughly, or email

We’d ask all Season Ticket holders to check their access to the stream and contact us ASAP in advance of the match using the above e-mail. The club is working with minimum staff numbers in-line with Government guidance and, as such, cannot guarantee support on the day of the game.

Micky Cummins praises versatility in York City squad

By Joe Richardson

MICKY CUMMINS has praised the versatility of York City’s squad after young defender Josh King’s influential performance against Guiseley.

Playing his first game for a month, King made solid contributions on the right of the Minstermen’s back three and provided the vital touch at the other end to see City to the 1-0 win.

It was 28 minutes into the National League North fixture when Sean Newton whipped an in-swinging right-wing free kick around the Lions’ one-man wall and King darted in front of the defence to dispatch a neat volley beyond keeper Brad Wade.

Far from an easy finish, the centre-back used the pace of the ball to guide it off his right boot and almost behind him as he ran diagonally away from goal to meet the cross.

King - who signed as a 19-year-old ahead of the 2019/20 season - was taken off with an injury in the second half of York’s league defeat at Leamington on November 28.

He featured on the bench for the FA Trophy game at Ashton United in the middle of last month but the December 28 game at home to Guiseley was his return to action.

Fellow right-sided defender Michael Duckworth, also returning from injury, had featured for the Minstermen on Boxing Day at Bradford Park Avenue but was left out of the squad for Guiseley, feeling “tight”, as manager Steve Watson explained after the victory.

York have plenty of defensive ability on their books, and that the young man was able to come into the side and mix it at the back is testament to the player.

Assistant manager Cummins said: “Josh was always capable of playing a couple of positions. He can travel with the ball and he can pass forward. He’s played at right-back, he’s played at right centre-half.

“He’s got in the team in a position that’s very competitive - you’ve got Kieran Kennedy, Michael Duckworth and Robbie Tinkler. He’s in esteemed company there and he’s held his own.

“It’s nice to know that within the group, you’ve got people you can rely on and play in different positions and obviously it’s nice that he’s popped up with his first professional goal as well. He’s a threat in that sense, in terms of set pieces.

“It’s good that we’ve got players who can play in multiple positions and play them well.”

With Duckworth rested, Tinkler was deployed on the right edge of the defence. He has done so on a couple of occasions this season, sometimes on the right of a back five and sometimes a back four.

Against Guiseley, he moved out to fill the right wing-back berth after having been deployed in a more central role at Bradford Park Avenue on Boxing Day.

This move paved the way for arguably York’s star performer on the day Akil Wright to drop a little deeper into the defensive midfield role and make the position his own.

Wright has been left out of just two starting line-ups in league and cup this season. His omission from the 11 against Bradford Park Avenue (where he came on at half-time) was the first since the October 17 draw against Brackley Town.

On his return to action, Wright excelled in the defensive midfield role. Barely anything - ball or man - got past him, and on the few occasions he was beaten, the 24-year-old made immediate amends with a couple of well-timed challenges to regain possession and provide a superb pivot from defence to attack.

We catch up with news of former players and staff of York City.

Former York City left-back Alex Whittle set to leave Gloucester City

By Jon Palmer

Left-back Alex Whittle is thought to be keen on a move away from Gloucester City this month.

The 27-year-old joined the Tigers from Boston United on a two-year deal in the summer.

Whittle was born in Liverpool and spent 11 years in the youth set-up at the current Premier League champions, representing England at Under-16 level.

After being released by Liverpool in 2011, he spent time at the Nike Academy before earning a three-year deal at Dunfermline Athletic.

He has since been on the books of AFC Fylde, Southport, York City, Forest Green Rovers and Warrington Town, along with a loan spell at Southport.

Tigers manager Paul Groves is likely to be looking to add up to five new faces to the squad in the coming weeks as his side bid to stay top of National League North.

They started 2021 with a 1-1 draw at Leamington on Saturday afternoon.

City took the lead through Tahvon Campbell's 38th-minute goal on what is scheduled to be the final appearance of his loan spell from Cheltenham Town.

But the Brakes levelled through Junior English three minutes after Gloucester captain Liam Daly was sent off for a second yellow card in the 58th minute.

Whittle missed the match through injury along with Bernard Mensah and leading scorer Matt McClure.

Gloucester City: Lovett (Maher 15); Morgan, Daly, Thomas, James, O'Sullivan, Brunt (Young 67), Burroughs, Dawson, Marsh-Brown (Robert 76), Campbell. Subs not used: Hainault, Bremner.

* Alex Whittle made 59 appearances for York City between 2016-18. Paul Groves made 42 appearances for York City between 2004-05, scoring three goals.

A round-up of news from York City's rival Vanarama National League (North) clubs.

What happened across the National League on Saturday

By Sam Elliott

National League North leaders Gloucester City were pegged back by Leamington.

Junior English was again the Brakes main man to seal a 1-1 draw.

AFC Fylde burst into form by taking apart the side who finished 2020 in style. Chorley had no answer as Ben Tollitt slammed in a hat-trick.

Chester are looking strong heading into the New Year - they beat AFC Telford 3-0 as Anthony Dudley scored yet again.

Kidderminster and Hereford played out a 1-1 draw while Shane Byrne’s penalty three minutes from time handed Brackley a point in their 1-1 draw with Kettering.
Alfreton Town

Town have signed left back Josh Wilde (28) on a month's loan from AFC Mansfield Town. He was previously club captain at Alfreton but left to join Mansfield when his contract expired in August. 

Blyth Spartans

Spartans have made loan signings of two Chesterfield players. They are central defender Jamie Sharman (19) and striker Jack McKay (24). Sharman will remain at Spartans for the rest of the season while McKay joins them for an initial period of one month. Sharman is a graduate of Chesterfield's academy while McKay's former clubs include Doncaster Rovers, Leeds United and Airdrieonians (loan).

Brackley Town

Town have signed attacking midfielder Conor Tee (20) who has been a free agent since July after leaving Leicester City where he had played for the club's U-23 side.


Central defender Simon Grand (36) has made his 100th appearance for Chester, having not missed a game since his arrival at the club in 2018. He's now approaching 500 professional games, having played for Rochdale, Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Morecambe, Aldershot Town, Northwich Victoria, Fleetwood Town, Southport and Mansfield Town.

Kidderminster Harriers

York City's next opponents, Kidderminster Harriers, drew 1-1 with Hereford on Saturday. Manager Russ Penn - a former Minsterman - said his side blew the game with a poor second spell. “In the first half we were fantastic and were on the front foot. I wasn’t happy with the second-half performance, not one bit; we’ve got to finish teams off or grind games out a bit better – we gave them something to latch on to.”


Southport have confirmed the two players showing COVID-19 symptoms have both tested negative, and the club's fixture schedule will continue as planned.

Celebrating the heritage of our club ...
Classic match programmes

After a run of 10 matches without a win, York City faced a difficult game against Division Four leaders Exeter City at Bootham Crescent in April 1990. York City had lost the away fixture 3-1 a month earlier but produced a good performance at home to win 3-0 with goals from Barratt, Canham and Helliwell before a crowd of 2,091.

Thanks to Richard Snowball, Neil Rank, Terry Espiner and Paul Bowser for their help in building our archive of digital match programmes.

Click here to read the York City v Exeter City programme >>>>

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Please check with the club's official website for late changes to fixtures before committing to travel.
Pre-season friendlies

Sat 5 Newcastle United U-23 1, York City 4 (Trialist, Olly Dyson, Rob Guilfoyle (2))
Tue 8 South Shields 3, York City 0 
Sat 12 Whitby Town 2, York City 0
Sat 19 York City 0, Stockport County 1
Sat 26 Notts County 0, York City 3 (Wright, Cassidy, Wollerton)

2020-21 season

York City joined the FA Cup in the 2nd qualifying round and will join the FA Trophy in the 2nd round proper.

Please note: No replays for FA Cup ties in the 2020-21 season.

Sat 3 Warrington Rylands 0, York City 1 (Newton) - Emirates FA Cup 2Q (City receive £3,375 prizemoney)
Tue 6 York City 3, Chorley 1 (McLaughlin, Barrow, Woods)
Sat 10 Farsley Celtic 1, York City 1 (Newton)
Tue 13 Chorley 1, York City 0 - Emirates FA Cup 3Q (Losing club receive £1,875)
Sat 17 York City 0 Brackley Town 0

Tue 10 Southport 2, York City 3 (Newton (2), Bunn)
Sat 28 Leamington 2, York City 1 (Dyson)

Wed 2 Blyth Spartans 0, York City 3 (Woods, Bunn, Cassidy)
Sat 5 York City 2, Chester 1 (Bunn, Wright) 
Tue 8 York City 2, Kettering Town 0 (Newton (2)) 
Sat 12 York City 1, Spennymoor Town 1 (Woods)
Tue 15 Ashton United 3, York City 3 (City lose 3-2 pens) - Buildbase FA Trophy 2R (Dyson, Woods, Redshaw)
Sat 26 Bradford Park Avenue 4, York City 2 (Redshaw, Guilfoyle)
Mon 28 York City 1, Guiseley 0 (King)

Sat 2 Bradford Park Avenue (h) - postponed
Tue 5 Kidderminster Harriers (a) (7.45pm)
Sat 9 Boston United (a)
Tue 12 AFC Fylde (h) (7pm)
Sat 16 Buildbase FA Trophy 4R (winners receive £7,500, losers receive £2,000)
Sat 16 Gloucester City (h)
Tue 19 Gateshead (h) (7pm)
Sat 23 AFC Telford United (a)
Tue 26 Hereford (a) (7.45pm)
Sat 30 Curzon Ashton (h)

Sat 6 Buildbase FA Trophy 5R (winners receive £7,500, losers receive £2,000)
Sat 6 Alfreton Town (a)
Tue 9 Darlington (a)
Sat 13 Farsley Celtic (h)
Sat 20 Chorley (a)
Sat 27 Buildbase FA Trophy QF (winners receive £7,500, losers receive £2,000)
Sat 27 Hereford (h)

Sat 6 Brackley Town (a)
Sat 13 Southport (h)
Sat 20 Chester (a)
Tue 23 Gateshead (a)
Sat 27 Buildbase FA Trophy SF (winners receive £15,000, losers receive £5,000)
Sat 27 Kidderminster Harriers (h)

Fri 2 AFC Fylde (a)
Mon 5 Leamington (h)
Sat 10 Spennymoor Town (a)
Tue 13 Blyth Spartans (h)
Sat 17 Kettering Town (a)
Sat 24 Darlington (h)

Sat 1 Guiseley (a)
Mon 3 Boston United (h)
Sat 8 Buildbase FA Trophy Final (Winners receive £60,000, losers receive £30,000)
Sat 8 Gloucester City (a)
Sat 15 AFC Telford United (h)
Sat 22 Curzon Ashton (a)
Sat 29 Alfreton Town (h)

Promotion play-off series
Sat 5/Sun 6 NLN play-offs 1R
Sat 12/Sun 13 NLN play-offs semi-final
Sat 19/Sun 20 NLN play-off final

Please submit your City-related ads by emailing the editor here.

York City retro shirts series

York City FC retro shirts are available from
Following the success of our 1930s Chocolate & Cream striped shirt, we are adding to our YCFC range.
Now available is our iconic 1983/84 Fourth Division championship shirt as modelled by the legendary Keith Walwyn.
All sizes are available from Babygrow to Adult 7XL. Shirts are £31.50 junior and £35 adult including delivery and are available in both long and short sleeves. A name and/or number can be added free of charge.
More City shirts are available by visiting
Please contact World Retro at for further information.

Collector's item - Y-front beach towels

The Supporters’ Trust is pleased to announce the arrival of our Limited Edition, Bootham Crescent Y-Front Beach Towels in classic maroon.

Made in Britain in a combination of microfibre on the front and 100% cotton on the reverse they are now available to buy for £25 (plus £3 postage and packing) from
We will be running a ‘towel selfie’ competition next summer and invite everyone to send in their pictures from the far-flung corners of the world.  The winner will receive a special prize. Further details to be announced shortly.
Photographs wanted
Jonathan Raine (Gloucester)

Since I started supporting City in 1977 I have always been interested in photos of the club. I am currently attempting to collect a team shot from each season since 1922. If anyone has any pre-1970 City team shots, whether photos or from programmes, magazines etc, then I would be interested in obtaining a copy. In particular, I'm after images from the following years - 1923/24, 1925/26, 1928/29, 1930/31,1936/37,1938/39. 
Please contact me here.

Photographs for sale
Pete's Picture Palace currently has more than 70 York City photographs availablefor sale. Click here to see them.

have a number of York City photo prints available for sale. They can be viewed here.
City publications

Bootham Crescent: A Second Home
The first book in a two-part club history entitled ‘Bootham Crescent: A Second Home’ is now available to buy. Published in A4 hardback format, it consists of 280 pages and includes over 240 rare images including the cover shot of the original entrance gates to the club car park.   

Part one covers the period to 1960, with part two (1960 onwards) having a target release date of late 2019/early 2020. York City FC and Bootham Crescent have been intrinsically linked since 1932, the year in which the club vacated its previous ground at Fulfordgate. The move was completed in only a few months over that summer, which is a story in itself, but this book also provides history and context of those early years for the club and its two grounds. The book describes how the club struggled through the 1930s, yet then came through the war years in a much stronger state, enabling the ground to be bought. The surprising residency of baseball in 1937 gets its own chapter, as does the logistics of packing the ground during the cup runs of 1938 and 1955.

Using rare photographs, news cuttings, and memorabilia, all the ground changes are captured in rich detail. From ticket pricing to cup-tie allocations, turnstiles to floodlights, dugouts to disciplinary notices, canine pitch invasions to five-minute flags, the glass bridge, the history of the City programme, finances, contracts, rent levels and leases, crowd disorder, ground developments – all this, and more besides. It provides a fascinating insight of bygone days, and the wider events which impacted on York City’s fortunes. There is also a chapter which reflects on the brief history of the first York City club that existed between 1908 – 1917 which, ironically, also had two grounds. 

The book has been four years in the researching and writing and costs £25.
It is available in one of three ways:
- From the club shop over the summer whilst stocks last (please note, cash sales only)
- On-line via the following link
- Direct from the author via cheque or bank transfer  - in the first instance contact Paul Bowser  at 
Thanks for your support.

new frontiers  and York City Quiz Book
Available from Chris Forth and York City South.

The last few copies of new frontiers (Issue 33, October 2019), a York City fanzine, featuring Dean Kiely, Daniel Parslow, Big Brother, Bootham Cheers, When City’s Decline Started, Dan Maguire, Quiz and more are still available by post (£2) with all profits shared between Daniel Parslow’s testimonial fund and YCS.

“Great read as usual, when s the next one out", “great article on the Bootham Crescent book”, "loved the Dean Kiely interview”, “I enjoyed and did well in the rugby quiz” and “the piece about Kempster driving the coach in the last issue was very funny” was just some of the feedback received over the weekend.

Also available are new frontiers (issues 1 – 14 (from the 90s)) and recent issues 22 – 32 in very limited numbers.

Meanwhile, the 2016 “York City Quiz Book and Brief City History” remains a must for City fans everywhere.  Laid out in 27 separate quizzes, as well as taxing the memory, the book is a fascinating City history told in bite-sized chunks.  

Readers of every age will recall long-forgotten players and games.  It brings back numerous happy memories of City’s many glory days. 

Priced at £5 (please add £1 for overseas postage).  Also still available, written in support of the Roof Appeal, are a very limited number of the 1988 York City Quiz Book (£2) and 1990 York City Quiz Book - Volume 2 (£2).

Cheques payable to Chris Forth at 80 Manor Way, Harrow, HA2 6BY or via bank transfer to bank sort code 40-47-83 / bank account 94-86-64-95 with your name as reference and send an email to Chris ( quoting your reference and address.  50% discounts available for bulk purchases.

See for further information. 

Book: A Tale of Two Great Cities
Autobiography of former York City striker and radio pundit Chris Jones. You can buy this book online through Amazon here.
Book: York City Fighting Back
York Press writer Dave Flett reviews the nerve-wracking 2012-2013 season. The book is published by Amberley and costs £14.99. Buy it here.
Book: Bicycle Kicks
You can now buy Bicycle Kicks, a book by York City fan Simon Hood about his crazy season following the team by bicycle. Bicycle Kicks is now only £2.99 for the Kindle edition which can be bought here.
Book: City Are Back
Paul Wilson’s 220-page chronicles the double Wembley season of 2011-2012. More details here.
Book: York City Memoirs  
First published in 2001 this unique collection is now available as an ebook for Kindle. It contains a multitude of memories, both happy and sad, from behind the scenes at Bootham Crescent providing a unique insight into this wonderful football club and recalls some of the characters who have walked through the gates.
The links for purchasing are:
Paperback £5.99
Ebook £1.99

Tickets wanted
Paul Bowser (Thirsk)
Please contact me here.
Wanted: City match tickets from any season, the earlier the better. Especially after the following from 2011/12 to complete the set. 
Home – Luton, Braintree, Ebbsfleet, Stockport, Gateshead, Tamworth, Southport, Fleetwood, Newport, FGR, Hartlepool (FR), Bolton (FR)
Away – Kettering, Southport, Hayes, FGR, Telford, Mansfield, Bath, Alfreton, Cambridge, Wrexham (FAC), Solihull (FAT), Salisbury (FAT)
Thanks for checking.

Memorabilia for sale
Anyone interested in the following items?
Match day ticket – Saturday 25th November 1950 
FA Cup 1st Round Proper – Kingsway Ground, Bishop Auckland 
Bishop Auckland v York City

York City AFC – FA Cup semi-finalists 1955
Full Team Autographs + Trainer

Please email – – with your best offer and contact telephone number.
Programmes For Sale
Mike Thompson
I have the following programmes available at £2.70 each including postage:
Tranmere Rovers 60/61 FA Cup 2nd Rd Replay
Northampton Town home 69/70 Div 4
Mansfield Town home 73/74 FA Cup 1st Rd
Bury home 82/83 FA Cup 1st Rd
Rochdale 82/83 home Div 4
Doncaster Rovers 84/85 Freight Rover Trophy 1st Rd 2nd Leg
Chesterfield 92/93 League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg
Please contact me via email here.

Jon Longman (Tiptree, Essex)
I have the following City home and a handful of away programmes from the 1950s that I would like to sell and would be interested in receiving sensible offers for:

1948-49 Chester
1952-53 Mansfield, Grimsby (away)
1953-54 Gateshead, Chester, Barrow, Grimsby
1954-55 Workington, Southport, Darlington, Crewe, Chester, Barnsley, Gateshead, Notts County (FAC away), Chesterfield, Accrington, Rochdale, Newcastle (FAC SF at Hillsborough).
1955-56 Chester, Gateshead, Mansfield, Scunthorpe (p-p Jan 14), Sunderland (FAC), Workington, Southport, Barrow.
1956-57 Tranmere, Chester (away), Hull, Crewe (away), Darlington, Barrow, Derby (away).
1957-58 Hull (away), Bradford PA, Gateshead, Hull, Birmingham (FAC), Darlington (p-p March 15), Oldham, Accrington, Gateshead (away March 8), Rochdale, Carlisle, Southport, Scunthorpe, Crewe.
1958-59 Southport, Chester, Walsall, Southport (away), Millwall (away), Port Vale.
1959-60 Bradford City, QPR (away), Halifax, Bournemouth (away Oct 7), Mansfield, Bournemouth, Shrewsbury (away), Tranmere.

I also have a selection of City programmes home and away from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Please contact me via email here

Mark Eccles (York)

During a recent clearout of my loft, I unearthed a substantial number of programmes dating back to the late 1980s. The bulk of my collections pans the seasons 1989/90 to 1994/95 with a few from seasons either side. I have a few away programmes and oddities that don't involve City (such as a rugby league programme when our team was known as Ryedale York). I'm not wanting to personally profit from any sale but if they were to be sold, I'd rather any income go to charity or our club. I can provide an inventory, if required.

Please email me here.

Malcolm Long (NSW, Australia)
I have a few programmes from the 1984/5 season I am trying to finish scanning, including the FA Cup programme against Arsenal. Other programmes are the division 3 tie, 2/2/85 v Wigan Athletic and 12/2/85 v Plymouth Argyle, the FA Cup ties versus Liverpool, home and away.
If anyone would like them for their collection, I will be only too happy to post them to you in return for postage costs from Australia.

Please contact me via email here
Programmes Wanted
Patrick Crowley
I would really like to get hold of a copy of the home match versus Wrexham played on November 5, 2011. If you have a spare I will be happy to take it off your hands...just name your price! If you can help please contact me at

Terry Espiner (Hillam)
I am looking for the following match programmes. Please contact me here.
Carlisle United 58-59(a)
Cheltenham Town 00-01(a) pp 30/12
Hartlepool United 62-63(a)pp 29/12
Northampton Town 58-59(a)
Plymouth Argyle 73-74(a) pp 26/1
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