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8 In A Row For Clyde View

Fri, 4th Apr 2003 12:00am

Clyde's superb matchday programme, The Clyde View, has been duly awarded 'Scottish Programme of the Year Award' for season 2002/03, the eighth season in a row it has won the accolade.

Evidently, Clyde also took the First Division award for the third year in a row, although the winning margin was less than that of previous years. Votes were cast by programme editors and experienced collectors, and the table stood as follows:-

1. Clyde, 78 points
2. Falkirk, 75 points
3. St.Johnstone, 68.57 points
4. St.Mirren, 66 points
5. Ayr United, 55.71 points
6. Queen of the South, 54.17 points
7. Inverness CT, 52.86 points
8. Ross County, 51.67 points
9. Alloa, 47.86 points
10. Arbroath, 42.14 points

Aberdeen, Brechin City and Queen's Park were respective winners in the other three Divisions. Due to the nature of the voting system for the overall award, it isn't possible to draw up an overall table for all Scottish clubs.

Programme Monthly, who present the award, commented:-

"It will indeed take a super-human effort to supplant the Broadwood issue, for it is a remarkable match programme. These are difficult times throughout Scottish football, and some sympathy has to be extended to those clubs struggling not to lose money on their match programmes. On the other hand, if Clyde can produce a programme of such quality on gates of around 1000, then why can't other clubs match their ambition and determination to succeed. We also must emphasise the debt that all programme buyers owe to that unsung breed of football heroes - the matchday programme editors."

Clyde's very own unsung hero, Editor John Taylor, admitted, "We're delighted to have retained our title and, once again, it's been a great team effort."

"I'd like to thank all our advertisers, the technical production team, our contributors and all those who continue to buy the 'Clyde View' in large numbers. We set ourselves the task of completely redesigning our match programme each season, and we're at that stage at the moment. We would like to hear from our readers and Website Members on what can be done to substantially improve on our current season's offering."

"Thoughts please to ClydeView@clydefc.co.uk or post your ideas on the Message Boards."