Towards the end of its existence as a Saturday results paper I went to our local Sainsburys and asked the young girl serving on the News/Magazines/Cigarettes counter for a "Green Un".
She had obviously never heard of it. She looked at me really worriedly as though I'd asked for something obscene.
What would she have thought if you'd asked for a Pink Un ?
Sometimes you'd wonder if the home team had inexplicably won, only for your hopes to be quickly dashed.If I'd not been to a game, there was the "thrilling" BBC tv coverage of the Teleprinter, literally showing the print head moving across the paper as it chugged away producing the final scores. With periods where the screen shot of the paper was completely static as they waited for results to be sent in. A screen showing absolutely nothing happening.
You'd see the score of the home team and then the suspense of waiting whilst it printed out that for the away side. Desperate suspense if your team was in a relegation struggle.
Yes when I'd not been to a game, Piccadilly Sport or GMR would be obsessed over, sometimes with both on at the same in case one was quicker than the other... But then come 4.40, radio off so you could get the Vidiprinter drama to full effect not knowing if there had been any last gasp goals... Maybe that was just me
Also with the Manchester Pink if you waited until Sunday to buy it, there would be a different version out with a smarter front page and tidied up back page, so presume they must have done that one later on Sat when all the full reports were in
Would tune in to Radio Luxembourg on a week night at around 10pm to get the footy results which was 25 minutes before News at Ten gave them outRadio Luxemburg gave out the Isthmian League results for a time. Trouble was the station faded in & out so you could miss the result you were waiting for.
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