Because I forget stuff. Part of

Note: It appears you must have reached this page by a deep level URL. In general this site is currently down and unmaintained. See here

About This Post

Originally posted January 15 2004 at 16:01 under Friends and Moments. 0 Comments. 1 Trackback (now closed).

The Pink

Interesting piece in the Guardian newspaper talking about the demise of Saturday evening local papers carrying reports of the local football results. Traditionally these would be printed on unusually coloured paper (anyone know why?), quite often pink. Whilst the version of my youth, the Pink covering Newcastle United, is still around, many others aren’t.
I remember being young and just after tea on a Saturday my dad would go along the shop for the Pink, and normally chocolate (it was always simply the Pink to us, never the Pink ‘Un. My fiancee Rachel knew hers as that, and gets nostalgic over it every time we’re in Norwich on a Saturday). He’d read it and then I would, devouring the tales of goals and chances. Occasionally we’d know we had the very early edition because the score would be wrong due to some 89th minute goal, or they would just mention that goal right at the end with no description. I suppose in this internet age the information is immediately available, even as it happens, but somehow that can’t be the same (strangely whilst the other local Newcastle papers are online the Pink isn’t). What about those tiny local sides always covered a few pages in? The centre page picture of some hero of a player to pull out and reverently attach to a bedroom wall? No, I like the thought that if I happen to visit home on a Saturday I can buy the Pink, despite knowing the score and many of the talking points. Long live the Pink (and Pink ‘Un and Green ‘Un and…)

Comments (0):

Post a comment

Name and email address are required. Email address is never shown. If you enter a URL your name will be linked to it (this and other links will have the rel attribute set to contain nofollow). Markup allowed: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <em> <strong> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <p> <br />. Anything else is stripped; please be valid. Single linebreaks automatically convert to <br />, double to <p>'s. Additionally anything that looks like a bare URL should get automagically linked. Many acronyms and abbreviations are also automagically handled.

Please note this blog's comment policy

Trackbacks (1):

Blue over Pink

Nearly two year ago I commented on how little Saturday evening football papers were declining. I mentioned then that the Pink in Newcastle still survived. Well, it's time has come. The article is of course right; in the internet connected... [Read More]

Tracked from IMS_Blog on Dec 18, 2005 at 14:58

Trackback URL:


This Crazy Fool

Dr Ian Scott
Croydon (and Gateshead), United Kingdom
Bullding Services Engineer (EngDesign), PhD in Physics (University of York), football fanatic (Newcastle United), open source enthusiast (mainly Mozilla)

More about me [Disclaimer]

You may subscribe to IMS_Blog using the RSS Feed, the Atom Feed or by email.

Creative Commons License

© Ian Scott. Powered by Movable Type 3.2. This blog uses valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and valid CSS. All times are local UK time. For further details see the IMS_Blog about page.. All my feeds in one.