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.

99/00 Dundee v Kilmarnock (Postponed)
Current Price : £ 14.99


RARE Postponed Northampton Town v Leeds United 18-12-1965
Current Price : £ 9.99
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Leeds United v Arsenal programme, Division 1, February 1958 POSTPONED
Current Price : £ 5.79
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ILFORD V WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1964/65 POSTPONED & SUPPLEMENT SHEET FOR RE-ARRANGED
Current Price : £ 19.95


Chelsea v Southampton (Reserves) 29/03/05 Postponed Program.Game Played on 27/04
Current Price : £ 9.99
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v ARSENAL 28TH DECEMBER 1981 - POSTPONED MATCH with TICKET
Current Price : £ 39.99
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* 2009 - INDONESIA v MAN UTD (POSTPONED) - VERY RARE *
Current Price : £ 12.99


MANCHESTER UNITED v MANCHESTER CITY 1967/1968 Postponed (10/2/68) VGC Programme
Current Price : £ 19.99


MANCHESTER UNITED v LEICESTER CITY 1964/1965 Postponed (19/12/64) VGC Programme
Current Price : £ 19.99


NORTHERN IRELAND v ITALY 1957 (Postponed 4/12/57) World Cup Qualifier Programme
Current Price : £ 14.99


NEWCASTLE UNITED v SHEFFIELD UNITED MARCH 2020 (POSTPONED) Original Programme
Current Price : £ 25.99


1962/3 PORT VALE v HALIFAX TOWN (POSTPONED)
Current Price : £ 9.99


1992-93 PREMIER LEAGUE MIDDLESBROUGH v CHELSEA ( POSTPONED )
Current Price : £ 19.99


Norwich City v Southampton 2019-20 - POSTPONED - 14th March 2020
Current Price : £ 5.49
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Notts County Postponed Away Game Matchday Badges 2019-20 Pin Badges
Current Price : £ 12.00


Notts County Postponed Home Game Matchday Badges 2019-20 Pin Badges
Current Price : £ 12.00


Manchester City V Burnley football progrmme 14/03/20 - Lockdown Postponed.
Current Price : £ 27.05
(6 Bids)-Closes in :
1 days 13 hours

Manchester City V Burnley football programme 14/03/20 POSTPONED GAME "LOCKDOWN"
Current Price : £ 40.00
(0 Bids)-Closes in :
1 days 14 hours

19/12/2009 Blackpool v West Bromwich Albion [Postponed Game After Mid Morning Pi
Current Price : £ 10.99


Manchester City V Arsenal football programme 11/03/20 POSTPONED GAME "LOCKDOWN"
Current Price : £ 35.00
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1 days 14 hours