When dreams fall apart

Authored by: Rob Steen

Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138671874
eBook ISBN: 9781315616704
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315616704-17

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Abstract

Until the 1970s, Saturday classified football papers, whether in the shape of regional “Pink 'Uns” or monochrome editions of London evening titles such as the Evening Standard and the Evening News, were integral to the English weekend, supplying match reports and results to supporters travelling home from games and those unable to attend. Persuading delivery drivers to work on Saturdays without additional payment became increasingly difficult, however, and as distribution became ever more fraught, the service ebbed away. FullTime was an attempt to reverse the tide. This is the story of its less-than glorious failure.

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