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League Express is 20 today


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#1 John Drake

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:57 AM

League Express is 20 today.

Time to dig out the party poppers!

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#2 West Country Eagle

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:27 PM

Those were the days biggrin.gif Am I right in thinking that it was Wigan v Sheffield on the cover?

I have fond memories of a work experience/work shadowing trip to League Express in the early 1990s. Back then the League Express office was a tiny cupboard like space in the Telegraph & Argus building in Bradford. Lots of clutter, a young, recently graduated Oldham fan by the name of Andy Wilson was working there, along with Tim and others. It seemed really exciting being in a newsroom - they had those old Macs with black and white screens, using an early version of Quark Xpress.

Before the move to Wellington House, I'm sure there was another office - correct me if I'm wrong - maybe again at the T&A building. I spent one student summer going in there once a week to write up pieces for Total Rugby League (anyone remember that?). - interviews and previews with people like Jimmy Lowes, Paul Carr, Lynton Stott, that Aussie bloke with blond/ginger hair who played for London, Tony Martin happy days biggrin.gif

A lot has changed over the years, though I noticed from my last visit to the office that Tim and Martyn's desks are still piled high with old papers, press releases and such biggrin.gif
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#3 West Country Eagle

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:27 PM

Oops, accidental double post wacko.gif

Obviously too excited by the news biggrin.gif

Edited by West Country Eagle, 10 September 2010 - 12:30 PM.

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#4 Bomb Jack

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:29 PM

Widnes were reigning Official World Club Champions...........
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#5 London Dick

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:25 PM

Is there anyway of putting one online in a pdf to look through? Would be very interested to see it.
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#6 John Drake

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (London Dick @ Sep 10 2010, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there anyway of putting one online in a pdf to look through? Would be very interested to see it.


I'm not sure where to look for the original files to be honest, League Express HQ has moved around a bit since 1990.

However, here's an entertaining blog on the subject from a certain Mr Tony Hannan which also includes a piccy of the first cover.

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#7 Wilderspoolmemories

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Sep 10 2010, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Widnes were reigning Official World Club Champions...........

My! League express is getting old!!!!! laugh.gif
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#8 Blind side johnny

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:40 AM



Not as good as the Rugby Leaguer though, is it?


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#9 Blind side johnny

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE (John Drake @ Sep 14 2010, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure where to look for the original files to be honest, League Express HQ has moved around a bit since 1990.

However, here's an entertaining blog on the subject from a certain Mr Tony Hannan which also includes a piccy of the first cover.




Hmmm, just a bit gushing and self-congratulatory by TH don't you think?

How does he reckon that RLE etc have had a "massive impact on the wellbeing of RL in general"? Succinct answers rather than political waffle in response please. Personally I believe that most sports publications reflect the wellbeing of their games rather than creating such, but then what do I know?

Happy Anniversary btw.

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#10 Keith Nutter

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (John Drake @ Sep 14 2010, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure where to look for the original files to be honest, League Express HQ has moved around a bit since 1990.

However, here's an entertaining blog on the subject from a certain Mr Tony Hannan which also includes a piccy of the first cover.



Sad I know John, but I have almost every copy in my archives (maybe missing a dozen or so)!!

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