With our Champion Cherries about to go global, All Departments will be highlighting a smattering of curios from Bournemouth’s largely modest history over the close season.

Along with its cousin the fanzine, the AFC Bournemouth match programme goes some way to making up for the lack of books published about the Cherries over the years.  Unlike the fanzine, the programme has survived in the digital age and remains an integral part of the experience of going to a match Dean Court. In keeping with the fortunes of the Cherries, the programme has had its ups and downs over the years and has been published under various titles. Some of the more appealing editions are pictured below, and you can delve further by clicking here.

prog collageIn 2013/14 and 2015/16 Bournemouth’s Matchday programme won several awards, including being named SkyBet Championship Programme Of The Year in consecutive seasons. You can read examples of the programme online by following these links:

Bournemouth v Blackburn Rovers Saturday 28th September 2013

Bournemouth v Millwall Saturday 5th October 2013

Bournemouth v Rotherham United Saturday 13th September 2014

You can read all of the View From The Stands and Analyst columns from the past two seasons’ programmes here.

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