Looking through my programme collection, I came across this one from 2000 when Stockport County were in Division 1, now known as the Championship. One of the curious things about the programme is that there is no league table, but I know that Charlton won 3-1 going four points clear at the top of the table. Andy Hunt, 'the man up front', scored a hat trick.
Stockport finished the season 17th with two late wins keeping them safe from relegation. Attendances weren't great averaging 7,178. They can get half that attendance today in the National League North.
Curiously David Blunkett made a half time appearance, but without his dog, to the disappointment of many. Legendary mascot Vernon the Bear appeared and pretended to urinate against what would be the Stockport toilet in the second half.
The programme is a full and interesting one. One odd feature was an analysis of the Charlton coach proclaimed to be 'one of the finest coaches in the game'. Apparently it was a 'recently converted 1996 Scania K113 Van Hool Alizee with 35 seats.' The jewel in the crown 'was the demountable sunken toilet which has to be one of the finest examples in the country.' I would be quite happy to give it (the programme, not the toilet)to a serious collector.