Famous Stags Games

Game Programs, West Ham and Leeds

By Harry Livingstone

Covers of my old programs from two great Stags games. Note the score of the West Ham game written after the team names. No date on the West Ham one but it was the 1968-69 season.

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This page was added on 23/04/2012.
Comments about this page

Regarding the West Ham match. Surely an official programme would get the name of the home team correct i.e. "Mansfield Town" not "Mansfield"?

By Greg Collard
On 25/04/2012

Greg You are correct but it says 'Souvenir Progarmme' on the cover. Not sure how I got it after all this time, I was only 13 when I went to the game. The official programme is the blue 'The Stag' version which you can see for sale on a few web sites.

By Harry Livingstone
On 26/04/2012

Harry you are right about the official programme being called The Stag. I went to every game in both cup runs and I have all the programmes in my small collection of Mansfield Town programmes from 1960-1980 classic cup and league games.

By Pete Higgins
On 24/10/2013

The West Ham programme you are showing is not the clubs official one. This was a "pirate" programme issued by people wanting to make a few pounds on the back of an FA Cup game. There is very little info of the Stags or West Ham in there. A pirate version was also issued for the Leicester City quarter final played the week after 

By Bob Holloway
On 12/09/2014