One Fan Spends £2,800 On Match Programmes For Sir Alex’s Farewell Game

Chris Wright

20th, May 2013


By Chris Wright


What with it being Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1,500th and final game in charge of Manchester United, the atmosphere was always going to be a bit wappy at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon and, as one cursory glance at the scoreline will duly attest, things got a bit hectic.

Perhaps in the spirit of the game, one fan saw fit to buy 700 copies of West Brom’s special 144-page match programme (which includes a 40-page tribute to Fergie) at £4 a pop, meaning he blew the princely sum of £2,800 in one fell swoop.

Earlier in the afternoon, another solitary fan snaffled up 300 copies from a vendor outside the ground (at a cost of £1,200), meaning one twentieth of the 20,000 editions that were printed for the game ended up in the hands of just two fans.

It should come as no surprise that a flurry of the programmes have now found their way on to Ebay, with asking prices set around the £25 mark.

The best bit? Well, if the two fans who monopolised the market are hoping to make their millions and retire to the Caribbean on the profits of their evil empire, we’ve got a bit of bad news: West Brom have since confirmed that a whole load more of the limited edition programmes are to be printed soon so fans won’t have to pay through the nose to get their hands on one.

Well played West Brom.

(Image via Ebay)

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  1. Si says:

    What an absolute turd of a human being (and not a very good businessman by the sound of things).

  2. MJ says:

    Why would you call him a turd, people all over the world do business like this. If you rent your home it is because somebody else has forked out his hard earned so that you have a roof over your head. In this case people that couldn’t make it to the game can still purchase a limited edition copy of the programme. I think West Brom have spoiled it, as it is now a not limited edition.

  3. Dav. says:

    Turd is a bit strong.
    Like most glory-hunting Manure fans, simpleton is more apt…

    Oh and fair play Albyun.

  4. Cameron says:

    I’m surprised job seekers stretched that far!!!

  5. Nick says:

    No time for the people who bought so many in order to attempt to make money for themselves, a very selfish attitude. It resulted in many of us who attended the game being unable to get just one for ourselves. Thankfully West Brom are doing another print run so we’ll be able to have a memento of a great game.

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