Home programmes from the 1980’s

This section of the website relates to Posh home programmes from the 1980-81 season to the 1989-90 season. It shows the front page of a programme from each season as well as providing a brief overview of the contents of the programme.

PS If you have a paricular Posh programme that you would like adding from this era, please contact us at enquiries@theposhtrust.co.uk



The 1980-81 season

Once again the programme was revamped resulting in a completely new look and size.

The programme still contained 12 inside pages with a Managers viewpoint page, two pages devoted to the opposition, a player profile page, as well as a facts and figures page (showing the 1st teams fixtures and appearances).

The cost of the programme remained at 20p.

The 1981-82 season

This seasons programme had a slightly different front cover but apart from that it was very similar to the 1980/81 programme.

The programme still contained 12 inside pages with a Managers viewpoint page, two pages devoted to our visitors, player stats, as well as a facts and figures page (with just the 1st teams fixtures and appearances) and the team details remained in the centre.

The one big difference was the price. The cost of the programme went up by 5p to 25p.

The 1982-83 season

Once again the programme was revamped resulting in a completely new look and size.

The programme still contained 12 inside pages with a Managers page (called Managers notes), two pages devoted to the opposition, a player profile page, a double page spread of photos (the centre pages) called Posh in Focus, as well as a facts and figures page (showing the 1st teams fixtures and appearances), a page titled View from the press box and a Matches to remember page. Team details were on the back cover

With the revamp came an increase in price, up by 5p to 30p.

The 1983-84 season

A completely new look (from the outside) but much the same inside.

The programme contained 4 extra pages (now 16) with a Managers page (now called The Boss’s Brief), two pages devoted to the opposition, a double page spread of photos (the centre pages), a facts and figures page (showing the 1st teams fixtures, appearances and the league table), a page titled Posh News which gave a round up of what was happening in and around the club. Team details remained on the back cover.

With the revamp came an increase in price, up by 5p to 30p.

The 1984-85 season

This season saw 2 different style programmes. The one shown here was the one used up to the beginning of November. From mid November the style was as next season (1985/86).

The programme once again contained 16 pages. Pages included The Boss’s Brief (the Managers page), two pages devoted to the opposition, a double page spread of photos (the centre pages), a fixtures and statistics page (showing the 1st teams fixtures, appearances and the league table), a page titled Posh Notebook which gave a round up of what was happening in and around the club, half a page on an A – Z of Posh with the half called Junior Fans which contained details of the its membership scheme. Team details remained on the back cover.

The new programme saw the price increase by 10p to 40p.

The 1985-86 season

The programme introduced in November 1984 was used again for this season.

The programme was smaller than last season’s earlier one but now contained 20 pages. Pages included The Boss’s Brief (the Managers page), two pages devoted to the opposition, spotlight on players, player profile, a fixtures and appearances page (showing the 1st teams fixtures, appearances, leading scorers and the league table), a page titled Posh Notebook which gave a round up of what was happening in and around the club, an A – Z of Posh section and a flashback page. Team details remained on the back cover.

Another price increase with the cost rising by 10p to 50p.

The 1986-87 season

Although a completely different cover this season programme again differs little from last seasons.

Containing 20 pages including a Managers page (now called Noel’s notes), four pages on the opposition, a two page player profile, a Junior fans page, a Commercial page,a page dedicated to the Youth Team, a facts & figures page (showing the 1st teams fixtures, appearances and the league table) plus a page called Focus on 4 which as you can imagine gave a round up as to what was happening in the 4th Division. Team details remained on the back cover.

The price remained the same as last season – 50p.

The 1987-88 season

Another change to the front of the programme as well as an extra 8 pages inside. Bizarrely the picture on the front of the programme was generally a photo of somewhere in Peterborough and not football related!

The programme however now contained 28 pages. Pages remained generally the same as last seasons i.e. Noel’s notes (the Managers page), four pages devoted to the opposition, a player profile page, a fixtures and appearances page (showing the 1st teams fixtures, appearances, leading scorers and the league table), a page titled London Road Notebook (previously called Posh notebook) and a Focus on 4 page. The extra pages were generally filled up by adverts (sponsorship). Team details remained on the back cover.

With the increase in the number of pages came an increase in price, up 10p to 60p.

The 1988-89 season

Same front as last season.

The programme contained 28 pages like last season and the content remained generally the same as last seasons though Noel’s notes was replaced by Mick says (as a result of Mick Jones taking over from Noel as Manager), only 3 pages were now devoted to the opposition, a player profile page, a fixtures and appearances page and a Focus on 4 page. Team details remained on the back cover.

With the increase in the number of pages came an increase in price, up 10p to 60p.

The 1989-90 season

Another new front cover but still a 28 page programme.

Pages included From the bench (the Managers page), two pages on the opposition, two pages on fixtures and statistic, two pages on Commercial news, sponsor pages, a  youth page and a Focus on 4 page. Team details were moved from the back cover to page 3!

With the new look came a new price – 70p.