Ram, Hammer… when programmes used to have their own identity

The long and the short and the tall… 

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Football programmes used to come in all shapes and sizes, before everything had to conform to the norm… from the large newspaper format of Derby County’s ‘RAM’, to the pocket sized West Ham ‘Hammer’.

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Which was your pre-homogenous favourite?
The square Canary? The tall Brum City? The horizontal Wrexham?
Let us know.

Read about prog collecting, and approximately a million other things, in ‘The Lost World of Football’ is available now in branches of WH Smiths and Waterstones or can be ordered online here…  

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3 Responses to Ram, Hammer… when programmes used to have their own identity

  1. Well my personal favourite was the 1977-78 Manchester United one despite them moving away from the traditional handshake frontage it was basically a year long tribute to winning the 77 FA Cup.

  2. I grew up watching Norwich City, so mine has to be The Canary

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