F.A. News was first published as long ago as 1946, and has appeared in various formats down the years. We have obtained some first class copies from between 1972 and 1976. The earliest of these, dated February 1972 is listed as Volume 2 Number 6, so the publication had clearly undergone a re-vamp in 1970.
As well as colour front and back covers, there was also a colour centre spread and a few other colour pages. However, when the magazine went though a further change and re-launch as Football News in January 1975, colour content disappeared from within the magazine.
Where applicable, the listings against each date refer to colour pictures on the front cover/centre/back cover/other page, other page etc. From 1975 it refers to just the front cover/back cover.
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1972 (as "F.A. News")
February - Geoff Hurst/Newcastle/PE Careers/Chelsea v. Liverpool, Partick
March - Don Rogers/Goal In A Million/Jimmy Greaves/John Toshack, England v. Wales, Malcolm MacDonald, Bryan Robson.
April - Mike Channon/League Cup Final action/Martin Peters/Tony Taylor, Bobby Moore trophy, Rodney Marsh.
May (F) - F.A. Cup/Leeds & Sunderland/Litesome ad/Pele, Arsenal v. Sunderland semi, Arsenal, Leeds v. Wolves semi, Wolves, Phil Boyer.
July - Ray Clemence/Home International Highlights/Bob Latchford & Denis Smith/Martin Chivers, Englad Stars, Peter Shilton
August - Russia v. England (Chivers scores)/Russia v. England/Tommy Smith/Forever England, Martin Peters, Dave Clement, Frank Casper.
March - Colin Bell/(no colour centre)/Derek Dougan/Wolves v. Norwich, Plymouth v. Man City.
April - David Nish/(no colour centre)/Alan Gilzean/Billy Bremner & Willie Donachie, Simoes.
May - Leicester v. Liverpool (F.A. Cup semi)/Liverpool colour album/Litesome ad/Maidstone, Six New England Caps, Portugal v. England, Luton v. Portsmouth.
October - Mervyn Day/(no colour centre)/Colin Todd/York, Keith Newton.
December - England celebrate (v. Czechoslovakia)/(no colour centre)/John Deans/England v. Czechoslovakia/Billy McNeill & Pat Stanton (SLC Final).
1975 (as "Football News")
February - Maszczyk, Asensi, Facchetti, Cruyff/Ian Ross & Chris Nicholl.
March - Colin Todd/Ron Saunders. April - "Mud, Sweat & Tears"/Alan Ball
June - Alan Taylor/Top of The World (Derby) July - The World Game/Johnny Giles.
August - The Big Kick-Off/Football Weekly ad. September - River Plate staidum/Kick-off ad. October - Onward to Europe/Peter Houseman. November - Giantkillers/Derek Hales
January - Land of Hope....?/Dave Hatton. February - Johann Cruyff/Stuart Pearson.
April - Rodney Marsh/Ron Harris & Peter Taylor. May - Saints to Wembley/Tommy Taylor.
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