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Getting footy results years ago.... 17:54 - Mar 12 with 1044 viewsswan65split

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In my youth if the Swans were playing a midweek away game you would have to wait till the end of News at Ten and hope the result had got through to Reggie.......otherwise it was probably wait till you had the Evening post on the way back home from school!

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 18:17 - Mar 12 with 1027 viewsfelixstowe_jack

All football results were in morning daily papers.
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 18:26 - Mar 12 with 1018 viewsDewi1jack

Sporting post on the way home from games.
Teletext when it came out (80's?)
Morning papers or radio news

Long wait to see what the rivals had done, to work out the table!

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 18:54 - Mar 12 with 985 viewsswan65split

Getting footy results years ago.... on 18:17 - Mar 12 by felixstowe_jack

All football results were in morning daily papers.


Middle 60s onwards. not always, and sometimes papers never came until after i had left for school.
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 19:03 - Mar 12 with 973 viewsBadlands

I did a great trade selling the Sporting Post on a Saturday evening to regulars and around the pubs.

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 19:35 - Mar 12 with 929 viewsjack2jack

Saturday afternoon watching Grandstand and World of Sport.
Think one of them had a teleprinter with the scores and one had the scores and pools. Fvck me that was a long time ago.😀
Edit, not midweek sorry. Interesting nonetheless for the dare I say (cough)older posters.
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 19:43 - Mar 12 with 906 viewssherpajacob

There was a great spitting image sketch about the ITN newsreader and his knowledge of the football league ups and downs.


Radio two was the only other option I think they did the scores at 9.55 pm or something like that.

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 20:31 - Mar 12 with 845 viewsbuilthjack

Waiting outside the newsagents on a Saturday at 6ish for the green sporting to arrive

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 20:38 - Mar 12 with 830 viewsGaryjack

Getting footy results years ago.... on 19:43 - Mar 12 by sherpajacob

There was a great spitting image sketch about the ITN newsreader and his knowledge of the football league ups and downs.


Radio two was the only other option I think they did the scores at 9.55 pm or something like that.


It was across the board as well in those days, not just the lower league clubs. I remember in the late 70's Liverpool playing away at Wolves midweek when they had to win to be Champions. Had to wait for 2 mins of action at the end of the ten o'clock news to find out they'd won. Not even a Match of the day special! Don't even think the League cup final was broadcast live until the late 80's!
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 21:19 - Mar 12 with 769 viewsdickythorpe

Ceefax was Page 600 then 302.
Oracle was 140

Rugby had just one results page and the All Whites result was always late much to the despair of my old man.

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 03:07 - Mar 13 with 662 viewsJack59

In the early and mid 1960's the telephone numbers of all league grounds were in the Playfair Football Handbook, it had fairly comprehensive information about individual clubs, their grounds, even players height and weight, number of appearances etc....
It's difficult to believe now, but not that many homes had a phone in the early sixties, so I often rang the away grounds at half time and told them I was Press, sometimes I remember getting quite full reports from whoever they were answering my calls.
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 04:00 - Mar 13 with 640 viewsGlyn1

There were newspapers on sale within an hour with the results of the matches - God knows how they did it that fast, weren't they usually coloured pink or green?

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 06:54 - Mar 13 with 611 viewsCooperman

Twitter users - @FootieFax provides a little throwback to the 80’s with its Ceefax style correspondence.


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Getting footy results years ago.... on 07:02 - Mar 13 with 602 viewsPegojack

I remember in the early 70s taking a tinny little transistor radio into school on a Monday morning to hear the 3rd round FA Cup draw at lunchtime when the Swans had made it through. All praying for a home tie against a top club.
Plus ca change.....
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 10:28 - Mar 13 with 511 viewsLeonWasGod

I can't believe I used to sit and watch Ceefax, for the 90 minutes. Although in hindsight it was great preparation for watching Sousa's team.
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 11:46 - Mar 13 with 474 viewsswan65split

Getting footy results years ago.... on 06:54 - Mar 13 by Cooperman

Twitter users - @FootieFax provides a little throwback to the 80’s with its Ceefax style correspondence.



They dont seem to give attendances anymore.

Loved reading SHOOT on a Thursday, games, results teams attendance.
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 12:14 - Mar 13 with 459 viewsGwyn737

Getting footy results years ago.... on 11:46 - Mar 13 by swan65split

They dont seem to give attendances anymore.

Loved reading SHOOT on a Thursday, games, results teams attendance.


There was jeopardy on whether The Sporting would be on sale at the bus station before my last bus (5:45) left. I was always amazed that they got it out so quick.

If I missed it, there was a delivery left outside our local newsagents (which was closed). It was an unwriten rule that you just took one and put the money through the letter box or popped back in the morning.
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 12:31 - Mar 13 with 438 viewsWxmJax

Getting footy results years ago.... on 18:17 - Mar 12 by felixstowe_jack

All football results were in morning daily papers.


The Scum often missed results as it went to press early. Took me ages delivering the papers after a footy night.

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 12:43 - Mar 13 with 426 viewsswan65split

Getting footy results years ago.... on 12:14 - Mar 13 by Gwyn737

There was jeopardy on whether The Sporting would be on sale at the bus station before my last bus (5:45) left. I was always amazed that they got it out so quick.

If I missed it, there was a delivery left outside our local newsagents (which was closed). It was an unwriten rule that you just took one and put the money through the letter box or popped back in the morning.


In PT we had a one armed man selling the post, always stood on the corner of Bethany Square, rain, sleet, wind or cold , shouting " EEEEEENing Post"
even as a youngster I always let him keep the change.

anyone remember the chap we had selling the post at the Vetch ?
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 12:48 - Mar 13 with 423 viewsNeath_Jack

There was also a club call telephone number that you could ring during a game, and you'd get the live commentary.

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 13:32 - Mar 13 with 377 viewssherpajacob

Getting footy results years ago.... on 12:48 - Mar 13 by Neath_Jack

There was also a club call telephone number that you could ring during a game, and you'd get the live commentary.


Dial carefully.

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Getting footy results years ago.... on 16:35 - Mar 13 with 303 viewstheloneranger

Getting footy results years ago.... on 12:43 - Mar 13 by swan65split

In PT we had a one armed man selling the post, always stood on the corner of Bethany Square, rain, sleet, wind or cold , shouting " EEEEEENing Post"
even as a youngster I always let him keep the change.

anyone remember the chap we had selling the post at the Vetch ?


Wasn't he the same bloke who sold the Evening Post outside Swansea Castle??
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Getting footy results years ago.... on 19:23 - Mar 13 with 232 viewsJACKMANANDBOY

Getting footy results years ago.... on 16:35 - Mar 13 by theloneranger

Wasn't he the same bloke who sold the Evening Post outside Swansea Castle??


I recall that guy shouted.......

EEEEEEEEEEIN PO..O..O

Besian Idrizaj Forever a Jack

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