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3rd April 2020

RFU Confirmed Newcastle Falconsí promotion to the Gallagher Premiership for the 2020-21 season

Programmes £1 cheaper this season
Discussion started by markismith50 , 17 October, 2019 13:56
Programmes £1 cheaper this season
markismith50 17 October, 2019 13:56
Hi guys,

I hope you can forgive the blatant commercial intrusion, but I did think it would be of interest.

For this season's league games we have reduced the cover price of the match programme from £3.50 to £2.50.

Yes there is a drop in pagination from 72 to 64, but there are also 15 fewer Premiership adverts which we now don't need to put in, so you are actually getting more reading material despite having fewer physical pages.

To keep the price down this season we have gone without the glossy cover, there's a great exclusive with George Wacokecoke as the main feature and the following link has a load more info []

I just thought it useful to flag this up in advance, and as always please feel free to contact me with any constructive feedback on the programme. I signed it off this morning and I think the designer has done a cracking job. There's something in it for everyone, I hope.

PS: The fan radios should also be working on match days after a successful trial at the last home game. We're using the BBC Newcastle radio commentary (kind thanks to Smithy Senior for that), and also hoping to broadcast the refs' audio on the other channel. The radio sets we're selling still have Premiership Rugby branding. It's not arrogance on our part, it's just a fact of life that we're selling the stock we have rather than wasting money on rebranding it or buying new sets.


Re: Programmes £1 cheaper this season
Falcona 17 October, 2019 15:23
Thanks for this info., Mark no intrusion at all. This is very useful for all fans. cheers(Sm42)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 17/10/2019 15:49 by Falcona.

Re: Programmes £1 cheaper this season
markismith50 17 October, 2019 15:24
No problem, thank you.

Re: Programmes £1 cheaper this season
Andy Mac 18 October, 2019 08:55
Cheers for letting us know about the radios. Iíd assumed the refs would have only been micíd up in Prem games so didnít bother bringing along the radio. (Actually, will last seasons radios still work?)

Re: Programmes £1 cheaper this season
markismith50 18 October, 2019 09:18
Yes, last seasonís will work. The ref-only audio is possibly not quite as clear as last season, but thatís out of our hands. Itís still decent, and the radio commentary came through crystal clear last game when we did our test run.

Re: Programmes £1 cheaper this season
alchemist 18 October, 2019 17:42
Radio commentary during the last game was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated :-)

Re: Programmes £1 cheaper this season
markismith50 18 October, 2019 18:11
We just didnít want to advertise it last game in case it didnít work. Probably jinxed it now!

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