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Sports Reporter was first published as a pocket sized magazine in August 1948. It quickly grew into a larger format, and was soon subtitled 'Incorporating "Airman" and "Man Of The World" ', though it's content was 90% football related. Initally the magazine carried two photos (either team groups or action shots) on both the front and back covers, though when the magazine switched to an A4 format in 1949, a larger photograph filled the front cover, the back being given over to article space, by which time it had also become a purely football journal.

 

The publication "down-sized" at the start of the 1950-51 football season, and the end of the magazine followed shortly after, becoming part of 'Speedway' magazine (running with the strap-line, 'Incorporating Football Up-to-Date & Speedway Pictorial) in October 1950.  However, a marker had been set down for the football magazines which began to emerge during the following decade, in particular the format used in Sports Reporter is somewhat reflected in Soccer Star when that launched in September 1952.

 

We are now pleased to be able to offer a selection of copies of this early modern-day football magazine, with the majority in excellent condition for the age (a few have had rusty staples removed, while there are slight tears to a couple), with the cover photos, front and back for issues up to the middle of 1949, front cover only thereafter listed in the usual format.

 

UNLESS STATED, ALL ISSUES OF SPORTS REPORTER ARE PRICED AT £5 EACH

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1948 

Sep  4    Charlton, QPR/Nelson Chisholm & Manley (Brentford), West Ham

 

Oct   9    Liverpool, Tottenham v. Blackburn/Bolton, Accrington v. Hull

Oct  16   Notts Co, Leeds/Tottenham, QPR

Oct  23   Arsenal, Blackpool/Huddersfield, West Ham v. Cardiff.

 

Nov   6   Derby, Luton/West Brom, Fulham.      Dec   4   Coventry, Southend/Man Utd, Blackburn.

 

 

1949

Feb  12   Yeovil, Newport/Brentford, Bristol City.

 

Aug  20  (Large format)  League & Cup Winners Are Back !          Aug  27   Charlton

 

Sep   3    Man City        Sep  17   Huddersfield      Sep  24   Liverpool

 

Oct    1    Notts Co.       Oct   29   Wolves

 

Nov    5   Stoke.            Nov  12   Cardiff.     Nov  19   Bolton.   Nov  26   Middlesbrough

 

Dec  10   Sheff Wed.     Dec  17   Bury

 

 

1950

Jan   7   Sunderland.     Jan  21  Burnley.         Jan  28   Watford


Feb  4   Barnsley.          Feb  11  Blackpool.      Feb  18   Plymouth.    Feb  25  Chesterfield.

 

Mar  4   Northampton.   Mar  11  Rotherham.    Mar  18   QPR.           Mar  25   Southend

 

Apr   1   Grimsby.          Apr   15  Brighton.                                           Aug  18  Ron Reynolds   

 

Sep  1   Bristol  R.         Sep   8   Brentford       Sep  22  Fulham

 

 

This page last updated   15/7/20.

 

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