Talk of the Town

By Stray Shots Team
Last updated : 13 January 2006
The 2005/06 season matchday programme is, as always designed and produced by Adline Press Ltd - which is owned by club Chariman, Karl Prentice.

Although far from being the best non-league programme, it's a good effort which in all fairness has been gradually getting better and better as the club have gone up the leagues.

The programme costs £2.50 per copy and for that, you basically get 48 pages of mostly colour articles and pictures. Around 15 of these are adverts which overall does not seem to bad.

There's the usual mixture of states and facts along side the latest news and views from club officials (manager, Chairman and Secretary) and this season, there are some regular contributors such as Graham Brookland and regular interviews from supporter Tim Graveney which are all great to read.

Where the programme falls down though is in its presentation. The whole thing could benefit from being stuck through a guillotine to smarten it up as the edges look scruffy. It could further benefit from being proof read prior to publishing as there are often several mistakes per issue and the articles from club officials are often pretty much the same - so could be made better by being ghost written by someone with a little more time on their hands.

That apart, it is generally a good effort and there's nothing to stop more supporters getting involved and contacting the club with ideas - or even contributing articles or features themselves.

We'd give it a 6.5 out of 10.

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