One area of football programmes that has gained considerable interest of late, is the collecting of football programmes for matches that were called off. As the football club have their football programmes printed days in advance of the match, when the weather or any other incident forces the cancellation of the match, the programme is already for dispatch, various courses over the years have been taken, on some occasions the complete print run are destroyed, while even when this happens some still manage to get into the public domain. Another popular practice especially in the 70”s was to save the print run and use them when the game was re-arranged and just use a insert for the new game.

Tip : When buying a football programme from a postponed game, make sure a new football programme was produced for the re arranged date, as some clubs used the original programme and just added an insert for the re-arranged fixture.

The two pictures show part of the programme produced for Manchester United Vs Bristol City, the original fixture shown was due to be played on December 11th 1976.

Postponed Football programme

This game was postponed, and the football programme produced for this game has fetched a winning bid of £696 at auction. A football programme was also printed for the re-arranged match this game  was actually played on 19th January 1977.


Another  football programme for a postponed match in 1973 for a game between Manchester City and Manchester United was sold for £365.
1986 West Ham United Vs Manchester United 1986 FA Cup POSTPONED sold £496.

As you can see football programmes that were printed for a game that was postponed have some value to the collector

Feb 2011 : 1946/47 Manchester United Vs Portsmouth(Programme number 13) sold on eBay for £1,171.00 with 5 bidders between them making 22 bids.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal 14/3/2020 Official Programme POSTPONED MATCH
Current Price : £ 6.00
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36 minutes 19 seconds

QPR V Tottenham Postponed Programme Original 29/12/76 (different Cover Only)
Current Price : £ 17.00
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1 hours 36 minutes 39 seconds

Arsenal v Norwich City programme, Division 1, December 1991, POSTPONED
Current Price : £ 9.99
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1 hours 56 minutes 16 seconds

Rare postponed Aston Villa V Newcastle Utd 26 Nov 1977 with rearranged 17 April
Current Price : £ 10.00
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2 hours

DUNDALK V SHAMROCK ROVERS POSTPONED PRESIDENT'S CUP 9/2/2020 C/W TICKET
Current Price : £ 5.00


Rare postponed Mansfield town v West ham 1969 programme
Current Price : £ 5.99
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11 hours

1979/0 OLDHAM ATHLETIC v WEST HAM UNITED (POSTPONED)
Current Price : £ 9.99


HALIFAX - SHAY BEST PAIRS CONTEST SPEEDWAY PROGRAMME 14/8/1965 POSTPONED
Current Price : £ 5.99


79/80 Kilmarnock v Rangers (2nd Feb – Postponed)
Current Price : £ 75.00


00/01 Celtic v Motherwell (Treble Season – Postponed 30th Dec)
Current Price : £ 19.99


Manchester United V Liverpool. May 2021. Postponed. New!!
Current Price : £ 5.00
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17 hours

Manchester United v Leicester City 19-12-1964 RARE Postponed match
Current Price : £ 18.59
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19 hours

2020-21 - MANCHESTER UNITED v LIVERPOOL 2.5.2021 POSTPONED
Current Price : £ 12.99


Chelsea v Southampton (Reserves) 29/03/05 Postponed Program.Game Played on 27/04
Current Price : £ 9.99
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20 hours

Blackpool v Newcastle United 2nd  April, 1966 POSTPONED ??
Current Price : £ 5.00


Derby County v Manchester City 1964/1965 - Played + POSTPONED programmes
Current Price : £ 6.99
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1 days 41 minutes 17 seconds

Manchester City v Aston Villa 1966/1967 - POSTPONED programme 7th January
Current Price : £ 14.99
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1 days 55 minutes 50 seconds

Manchester City v Birmingham City 1961/1962 - POSTPONED programme 30th December
Current Price : £ 99.99
(0 Bids)-Closes in :
1 days 56 minutes 37 seconds

Newport County v Luton Town 1965/1966 - Played single sheet+ POSTPONED programme
Current Price : £ 6.99
(0 Bids)-Closes in :
1 days 1 hours 1 minutes 8 seconds

Rotherham United v Manchester City 1965/1966 - Played + POSTPONED programmes
Current Price : £ 6.99
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1 days 1 hours 8 minutes 32 seconds