Football club reveals Subbuteo match day programme front cover

Subbuteo is a retro icon and we often see the game being used as a design on everything from podcast publicity to posters.

However, one football team has created one of the best-looking match day programmes of all time with a Subbuteo-themed from page that has wowed fans online.

Eastbourne Town FC, who are currently sitting third in the table in the Southern Combination Premier League (the ninth tier of English football) have designed a stunning programme for the visit of Newhaven on Saturday 11 January.

The Eastbourne Subbuteo programme

The front page features a Subbuteo team in Eastbourne’s blue and yellow colours in one of the 1980s-style Subbuteo team boxes.

The page looks just like the famous Subbuteo team box and has quickly garnered a lot of praise online after it was posted on Twitter.

The club has also shared an image of a billboard featuring the programme and it looks absolutely fantastic.

For the record, Eastbourne Town’s colours are based on the colours of the county and do match an existing Subbuteo set – reference number 026.

The reference number is Bangor, one of the more unusual Subbuteo teams. Bangor are a club in Northern Ireland and are often confused with Bangor City of Wales. It is one of the earliest Subbuteo teams and is probably one of the more common foreign teams in early Subbuteo.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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