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Ronsaunders



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:38 pm 
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For information - it appears that Ross County are not issuing programmes this season which means that the rush for team sheets is only likely to be enhanced!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:11 pm 
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What a pity. Last season called at the shop at the ground and picked up a supply of programmes and purchased my usual shirts that I often wear om my programme stall at Newcastle under Lyme market on a Thursday. We stay at the caravan site right by the ground and as well as the shop there was a lovely bistro contained in the stadium and we had a really good meal. Favourite Scottish club. Come on the Staggies.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:45 am 
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They stopped issuing for cup games a few seasons back, and have now gone full monty.

Another club who, in reality, cannot be arsed. It should be compulsory at that level.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:15 pm 
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Have they not got a supporters trust who might like to do a small run of programmes and make a profit from the sales and the advertising within it?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:11 pm 
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They stopped issuing for cup games a few seasons back, and have now gone full monty.

Another club who, in reality, cannot be arsed. It should be compulsory at that level.


Yes....but....what is a programme actually for?
We may not like the way things are heading but is the very notion of a "programme" being superseded by other, faster-moving media?

Personally, I'm probably in a minority of one when I suggest that the most likely way of maintaining regular programme issue is to reduce the page size dramatically (to, say, 16 at most), the price to no more than £1 and for clubs not to treat their programme as a marketing device first and foremost.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:20 pm 
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derby1884 wrote:
Tynie Topics wrote:
They stopped issuing for cup games a few seasons back, and have now gone full monty.

Another club who, in reality, cannot be arsed. It should be compulsory at that level.


Yes....but....what is a programme actually for?
We may not like the way things are heading but is the very notion of a "programme" being superseded by other, faster-moving media?

Personally, I'm probably in a minority of one when I suggest that the most likely way of maintaining regular programme issue is to reduce the page size dramatically (to, say, 16 at most), the price to no more than £1 and for clubs not to treat their programme as a marketing device first and foremost.


Hibs tried the 16 page basic concept and it bombed, hence they are back to "normal" issues, and its a very good programme presumably selling well.

If you put effort into something you're more likely to get results. If you go through the motions then people will see through that and just not bother buying.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:46 pm 
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derby1884 wrote:
Tynie Topics wrote:
They stopped issuing for cup games a few seasons back, and have now gone full monty.

Another club who, in reality, cannot be arsed. It should be compulsory at that level.


Yes....but....what is a programme actually for?
We may not like the way things are heading but is the very notion of a "programme" being superseded by other, faster-moving media?

Personally, I'm probably in a minority of one when I suggest that the most likely way of maintaining regular programme issue is to reduce the page size dramatically (to, say, 16 at most), the price to no more than £1 and for clubs not to treat their programme as a marketing device first and foremost.


Hibs tried the 16 page basic concept and it bombed, hence they are back to "normal" issues, and its a very good programme presumably selling well.

If you put effort into something you're more likely to get results. If you go through the motions then people will see through that and just not bother buying.


Glad it's selling like hotcakes!
Why do you assume a reduced-page issue is necessarily of lower quality, though? You've been around the hobby long enough to know that's a non sequitur.
If it didn't sell, then fine, that's tangible evidence that I'm talking bollocks Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:46 am 
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Glad it's selling like hotcakes!
Why do you assume a reduced-page issue is necessarily of lower quality, though? You've been around the hobby long enough to know that's a non sequitur.
If it didn't sell, then fine, that's tangible evidence that I'm talking bollocks Smile


Well the Hibs 16 pager was pretty good quality but eventually they went back to "normal" issues. If it had been a rip roaring success then presumably they would have stuck with it?

The world has moved on from the old days, and now it seems its a choice between a teamsheet or a 64-80 pager. It doesn't worry me too much as I don't collect modern issues outwith non league and Internationals.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:20 pm 
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I'm with you derby. Less is more although I think that 16 pages is a bit too light. High quality 32 page programmes would be ideal for me. As it is, I'm getting ever closer to just saying no more for modern issues (it's taking some doing!).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:03 am 
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In the English League it is compulsory to produce a programme. Fleetwood do the bare minimum whilst trying to flog their on line issue. Personally Iím all for programmes being produced and my view is that Ross County are basically being lazy and reducing their advertising income amongst other things. Smacks of being very short sighted.
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