Think Notts County may have had a newspaper can’t think of any other’s.Yes, I remember the newspaper of the 70s - four or five clubs had them.
Major League Baseball teams tend to produce glossy booklets 3 or 4 times per six-month 162 game seasons but include a four-page more up to date insert in the centre.
I remember the Oxford Journal (and in particular the weekly column that Hugh Curran wrote for it) but for some reason it wasn't delivered to our house until around 1977-78 so unfortunately we never got the Sports Scene. In fact, the first time I saw it or even knew of it was when my father bought a copy at the Oxford United v Bristol Rovers game in 1975. Mind you, if it was given away free with the Oxford Journal, I expect that must have affected matchday sales?Think Oxford United's had something to do with Free Newspapers involvement with the club, a dummy run was done in 74/5 with a few freebee issues.
They used to issue thousands of the programme and deliver them on a Friday with the Oxford Journal. For half a season it was Sports Scene a weekly sports paper that happened to have Oxford line ups in it.
Think the first 'newspaper' programme was Oldham in 1966-7, although it wasn't actually on newspaper type paper and wasn't that big. Derby County's Ram newspaper first appeared in 1971-2 (Championship season) not sure if Brian Clough had anything to do with it. They even occasionally had topless pictures in it, especially the year when Miss Derby County was a page three model!you can add Walsall, Rochdale and Doncaster Rovers to the newspaper list, all late 70's. Pompey also did one in 1973/4, may have preceded the Derby issues
I doubt whether Clough had anything to do with it, as, unlike other managers (Jimmy Hill, for example) he preferred to concentrate on the playing side.Derby County's Ram newspaper first appeared in 1971-2 (Championship season) not sure if Brian Clough had anything to do with it.
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