1972: Football Ruined By ‘Weirdies’

These are some extracts from a publication called League Football, ‘The official journal of The Football League’, that was given away stapled into various club programmes in the early 1970s. This particular edition was in the programme for Crystal Palace v Arsenal on October 21, 1972.
It’s an odd publication, with a mix of general articles about football and colour pictures of teams and players mixed in. There are two full page colour advertisements in this issue – both for cigarettes!
My favourite bit is the letters. We are in a golden age at the moment of populating the internet with all the amusing and idiotic stuff that previous generations have left us in print. Our children will never have the same pleasure, because every bit of crap will already be on the internet by t...

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