Thursday 27th March 2014
The April edition of Programme Monthly & Football Collectables published the results of their review of this season’s Scottish Programmes, and Sons View was placed 4th in the Championship.
First and Third place went to Falkirk and Dundee respectively.
Splitting the two full colour B5 issues was the superb Cowdenbeath issue, which more than makes up for lack of design with a ton of content!
Here’s their review of Sons View: ‘This is one of the slimmest programmes in the league, similar to Alloa (same printers is probably the explanation), but it is also slim on adverts and slim on price as well. The Sonstrust produce ‘Sons View’ on the club’s behalf and it packs a lot of content into the 24 pages of reading, several opinion pieces from contributors, a smattering of colour and visitor’s coverage that makes the effort to be different. It’s an issue that is not far from the top three’.
It’s the highest placing Sons View has ever achieved in the annual awards and Editor Graeme Robertson is delighted at the outcome.
He said: “A lot of time goes into club programmes around the country and we’re no different at Dumbarton
“Achieving 4th place makes everything worthwhile.”
Graeme revlealed that planning is already underway for next season.
He continued : “The Trust is examining possibilities for future developments in relation to the Sons View.
“Without boring you with the detail, it boils down to present size and format versus increase to B5 and full colour, and balancing increase page numbers with advertising revenue and price.”
Sonstrust’s DFC director Alan Findlay added: “On behalf of the club and the fans, well done to all the team who produce the programme.
“Graeme deserves a lot of credit for the work he does for the programme alongside Andy Galloway and Simon Barrow who are the main contributors.”