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ELF Could Scrap Match-day Programmes As Soon As Next Season

ELF Could Scrap Match-day Programmes As Soon As Next Season

The English Football League will have a vote at a meeting in June to determine whether to scrap the policy which makes matchday programmes an 'absolute requirement'.

The Associated Press Journalist Rob Harris has reported that the meeting could see the mandatory requirement for matchday programmes scrapped as soon as next season.

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But this has concerned some match-goers who buy programmes as a memento or collectable.

Some see matchday programmes as a part of the deep and prestigious tradition in football. They have attics full, each one holding a precious memory. It's possible removal from the game would be just another historic aspect of football ripped away by the league. Change is coming too fast for some.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

There could be many reasons why the EFL has decided to bring this meeting forth at such an early date.

A possibility could be the amount of paper used by football clubs who're required to print programmes for every match. Removing this requirement would give clubs the option to go online with their programme and become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

But it's mostly down to the reduced sales of the programmes.

However, some have voiced concerns that the ELF isn't focusing on the burning issues in the sport, and instead looking at the most trivial matters first. The issue of matches being changed to unsociable times and dates to accommodate TV companies is one.

Either way, some supporters are furious with the up-coming meeting.



Topics: Football News, EFL, Football, championship

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

 

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