THERE WAS a time when buying a programme at a match was absolutely essential. In those days, we were not bombarded with information, didn’t have the internet to fall back on and there was limited coverage of football in many newspapers. You couldn’t even contemplate the prospect of not having a programme, you felt you were missing out on something, if only for the “steak and chips” interview with the centre forward. Today, programmes are no longer essential items and you don’t feel the need for one in order to be completely immersed in the matchday experience. By the time you get to a match, you could have absorbed as much information as you need via websites, social media and conventional print media. Some…