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4 hours ago, Whitestar said:

Remember Buff being printed in the back of a van on Manny rd?  By the time you got on yer bus the print was all smudged off.

As a kid, I always wondered how it was published so quickly.

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1 hour ago, Boo said:

As a kid, I always wondered how it was published so quickly.

Yep, there was always two editions.

The one with all the final scores down the side got printed after the final whistle.

Then another one got delivered about 6pm with match reports on the front & back pages.

I used to sit by the letter box waiting for the later edition to drop in.

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35 minutes ago, Steejay said:

Yep, there was always two editions.

The one with all the final scores down the side got printed after the final whistle.

Then another one got delivered about 6pm with match reports on the front & back pages.

I used to sit by the letter box waiting for the later edition to drop in.

I wouldn't know as i am not old enough to remember it.

Ive always been a technology fella myself, we had a TV (world of sport and Dickie 'Brown suit' Davies) unlike some of ya, then we had ceefax and teletext, the Buff was for peasants 😀

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5 hours ago, Whitestar said:

Remember Buff being printed in the back of a van on Manny rd?  By the time you got on yer bus the print was all smudged off.

Aye, the van was outside the college on Manny Rd & the first Buffs had a match report up to about the 75th minute & the final scores in a stop press column down the side, with like you say, still damp ink.

I'm guessing it was after the Buff packed in, for a while a chap used to come in the town centre pubs, Saturday evening, selling the Pink with the final scores in. I think the last football results paper i saw was the Green in Sheffield .

1 hour ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Then promptly rolled it up and twatted opposition fans with it.

The "Millwall brick ", an old craft handed down from father to son.

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4 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Then promptly rolled it up and twatted opposition fans with it.

Used to be known as a Millwall Hammer. They bought broadsheet newspapers, ulfolded them at centre pages and rolled up diagonally. Then folded the resulting tube in half. The fold really is hard as an iron bar.

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1 hour ago, Casino said:

Never saw the college one as I was heading the other way, but I'm almost sure there was a van on the top corner of the car park, sort of level with the lever end

I remember a van on the embankment car park selling the Green Final,which,and I stand to be corrected preceded the Buff.

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2 hours ago, briannz said:

I remember a van on the embankment car park selling the Green Final,which,and I stand to be corrected preceded the Buff.

Fucking hell, have you come back from the grave? 😁

Can’t remember that and I’m proper old.

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