PDA

View Full Version : Cost of Programme


Uswortheagle
25-03-2014, 10:25 AM
A question and not a moan, I have purchased the Palace programme for many years, but having attended the recent away matches at Sunderland and Newcastle I noticed the size layout etc was pretty much the same as our programme but was only £3 is, I think ours still takes some beating re content etc
Is the difference in price just economy of scale ie Newcastle probably average 50,000 and Sunderland 38,000 so would get a better deal from the programme printers etc
I am not sure of other clubs prices, perhaps they are £4
Would welcome your comment

CPFC2010
25-03-2014, 11:53 AM
A question and not a moan, I have purchased the Palace programme for many years, but having attended the recent away matches at Sunderland and Newcastle I noticed the size layout etc was pretty much the same as our programme but was only £3 is, I think ours still takes some beating re content etc
Is the difference in price just economy of scale ie Newcastle probably average 50,000 and Sunderland 38,000 so would get a better deal from the programme printers etc
I am not sure of other clubs prices, perhaps they are £4
Would welcome your comment

Yes, all down to economies of scale. I'm sure it's the same for all printing work that if you have double the quantity then the costs per item come down considerably.

selhursthoover
25-03-2014, 12:07 PM
Worth every penny of it too. Fantastic read.

Now we are in the big boys league I tout sales around our office of the armchair premiership clubs fans to get them a programme. More money to our club.

:p

scro
25-03-2014, 12:30 PM
If it's "all economies of scale" how were we basically buying the same program for £3 last season with smaller crowds?

CPFC2010
25-03-2014, 04:19 PM
If it's "all economies of scale" how were we basically buying the same program for £3 last season with smaller crowds?

This season's programme is better quality than last season's.

Ruskin Old Boy
25-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Not a question but an observation, the Palace programme is the best programme in the division. An Arsenal friend volunteered the same and said you won't find Arsenal's anywhere near as good. Swansea's was probably the best of the rest. Chelsea at the other end of the spectrum.

I hope the editor (and the club) are in line for a few end of season rewards, they deserve it.

CPFC2010
25-03-2014, 07:52 PM
Not a question but an observation, the Palace programme is the best programme in the division. An Arsenal friend volunteered the same and said you won't find Arsenal's anywhere near as good. Swansea's was probably the best of the rest. Chelsea at the other end of the spectrum.

I hope the editor (and the club) are in line for a few end of season rewards, they deserve it.

Thanks, I will pass that on to Luke who is the editor. He has done an excellent job this season.

andy burton
26-03-2014, 09:32 AM
By far the best programme we have ever had in my opinion (1000+ in the collection!), aside fromn the content there are the nice little touches like the binding and 'shiny' club crests etc

CPFC2010
26-03-2014, 09:40 AM
By far the best programme we have ever had in my opinion (1000+ in the collection!), aside fromn the content there are the nice little touches like the binding and 'shiny' club crests etc




The programme was more expensive to produce this season having switched to a "perfect-bound" design with a proper spine, rather than staples. The use of spot-UV (to make the badges and text appear shiny) also came at an extra cost, but we felt this was necessary in order to kick the design into another gear and keep us ahead of the pack. We felt that £3.50 was a fair price as this brings us in line with every other London club in the Premier League.

A lot of fans and journalists have commented that ours is of much better quality with much more readable content!

RCUK
26-03-2014, 10:01 AM
It does look very professionally put together - more what i would expect from a good magazine, then a bi-weekly football programme. Given a copy of a normal magazine is £4/£5 ... £3.50 represents pretty good value.

My little man loves the programmes - not so much during the game, but when he gets home. He particulaly likes the team line-outs, and many a school journey in the car replicated with him pretending to be the announcer!

Good thing is he doesnt realise he is learning to read ... :)

andyocpfc
26-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Out of pure interest, how many porgrammes do we on average sell each game?

Clapham Grand
26-03-2014, 01:36 PM
My favourite section is Where Are They Now? ;)

CPFC2010
26-03-2014, 01:39 PM
Out of pure interest, how many porgrammes do we on average sell each game?

I think it's about 7000-8000

tomario
26-03-2014, 01:42 PM
My favourite section is Where Are They Now? ;)

not biased then?

CPFC2010
26-03-2014, 01:43 PM
My favourite section is Where Are They Now? ;)

Yes, nearly as informative and beautifully written as "from the boardroom".....;)

Latvian Eagle
26-03-2014, 02:49 PM
I remember when Programmes were 80p. :eek:

CPFC2010
26-03-2014, 05:01 PM
I remember when Programmes were 80p. :eek:

I remember when they were one shilling (that's 5p for you youngsters)

Justin
26-03-2014, 05:16 PM
I remember when I used to sell them for the club and was paid 1p for every programme sold.

I did win a radio though when I sold the most at the cup game against West Ham in the mid 80's.

JohnD
26-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Yes I remember when they were 80p as well. I must say we have alway produced good programmes at the Palace. Well done

CPFC.1990
26-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Is a good programme compared to others.

Clapham Grand
27-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Yes, nearly as informative and beautifully written as "from the boardroom".....;)

Only when Steve P writes it :eek:

CPFC2010
27-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Only when Steve P writes it :eek:

:veryangry

exiledeagle
27-03-2014, 09:27 PM
I remember when they were one shilling (that's 5p for you youngsters)


I remember John Yogi Hughes and Willie Wallace :)

Blind_Eagle
28-03-2014, 07:37 AM
I remember when they were one shilling (that's 5p for you youngsters)

How about 4d? :D

http://i.imgur.com/XsFw55pl.jpg

The quality of Palace programmes in recent years has been head and shoulders above those of other clubs. It is amazing to compare them however with those of my childhood which were basic in the extreme.

orp pisshead1
28-03-2014, 09:00 AM
How about 4d? :D

http://i.imgur.com/XsFw55pl.jpg

The quality of Palace programmes in recent years has been head and shoulders above those of other clubs. It is amazing to compare them however with those of my childhood which were basic in the extreme.

Recent years? Try 3 decades at least! That's how long we've been winning awards.

Blind_Eagle
28-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Recent years? Try 3 decades at least! That's how long we've been winning awards.

When you reach my age three decades is recent years. :(

orp pisshead1
28-03-2014, 11:14 AM
True :)

orp pisshead1
28-03-2014, 11:15 AM
Might be wrong but i think we've always been top 3-4 programme wise whatever division we're in.

Pint
30-03-2014, 06:02 PM
I felt sorry for the fella selling on the Holmesdale Road yesterday by the car entrance/ entrance 14. He really was struggling with the queue, and the lack of 50 pence pieces (and 20 pence pieces, and to the person in front of me in the queue, 10 pence pieces as well).
£3.50, whilst good value, seems to be really annoying for the sellers.
I normally try to take a 50p with me, but didn't yesterday, which added to my sympathy!

poor lad.

Oddjob
30-03-2014, 09:50 PM
How does one go about requesting a birthday message in the programme?? Thanks

CPFC2010
31-03-2014, 06:01 AM
How does one go about requesting a birthday message in the programme?? Thanks

Mail luke.tugby@cpfc.co.uk

TheCharmer
31-03-2014, 09:39 AM
jose was having a good read of it pre match!

Oddjob
04-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Mail luke.tugby@cpfc.co.uk

I know this isnít a question but just to say that I emailed Luke and asked him and he responded within half an hour not only saying it was possible but that they could fit a photo in as well which I think is awesome. It will absolutely blow her mind and the little touches like this are what gets kids hooked.