A statement today from the EFL says that during their summer meeting they will discuss whether a match day programme is ‘an absolute requirement’.
According to the EFL they say that programme sales have gone down blaming the likes of social media which is cheaper and more up to date.
I have to admit I’ve not bought a programme, apart from special ones, for many years though it wasn’t the cost it was more the fact that I haven’t anywhere to store them.
But I still can’t imagine a football game where someone hasn’t got a programme around me. There are people who have been collecting programmes for years and, I’m sure they’d like to carry on doing so.
Team sheets are also popular so maybe they might still have them? And, of course, it will be much cheaper to produce a sheet rather than a colour programme. (I’m old enough to remember when they had a supplement with each match day programme).
Now, Millers fans, don’t get upset as I’m not at all sure that Rotherham United will stop producing programmes. But, if they did, would you miss it?