Extra Time: Do match day programmes have a future?

Extra Time: Do match day programmes have a future?

Let me ask you a question. Do you buy a programme when you go to Home Park these days? Did you used to buy one but don’t any longer? Why is that? I got to thinking about this after deciding to pick one up, for the first time in a few weeks, before Saturday’s Pompey...
Extra Time: New Light Through Old Windows

Extra Time: New Light Through Old Windows

“Nobody knows anything…” William Goldman The transfer window. The article I never wanted to write. What’s the point when every man and his dog have had their say on the subject over the last few days? On the other hand, this is a weekly opinion column and...
Extra Time: How the other half lives

Extra Time: How the other half lives

For my son and me, it’s been what you might call a week of two halves. On Tuesday we were at Home Park to watch Argyle play Walsall. It was the usual match day routine. Park up in a side street near the Britannia and head to the ground for burgers and chips from the...
Extra Time: Plastic? Fantastic!

Extra Time: Plastic? Fantastic!

Leaving Home Park on Saturday, my son mentioned how different the mood was compared to arguably the low point of the season so far (and there are several competitors for that dubious accolade) the defeat at the hands of Burton Albion on 20th October. That day, a crowd...
Extra Time: Bums on Seats

Extra Time: Bums on Seats

“What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the...