The 1970s is now the decade that everyone denies and decries but I loved it. Two World Cups, Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who plus Glam-Rock, Punk Rock and Disco. Look at the photo of Scotland internationalist Willie Carr – Dig it the Dancing Queen…..

In season 1972/73 Carr was at Coventry City a club whose matchday programme was gloriously non-pc as exemplified by the photograph of a scantily clad female on the reverse of that publication which was for the visit of Leicester City.There was a different model on the back of each Coventry City programme that season which I suspect was an effective encouragement for many teenage lads to get into the hobby of programme collecting.


Fellow Scots Colin Stein and Tommy Hutchison adorn the front covers of the programmes for the games against Sheffield United and Birmingham City respectively whilst yawning cleavages can be found on the back pages. It’s recalling the Scotland footballing exploits of Stein and Hutchison which now excites me most however….

Robert Marshall

First posted on Facebook April 21st, 2015