GOAL – “The World’s Greatest Soccer Weekly”

Modestly subtitled ‘The World’s Greatest Soccer Weekly’, Goal launched on 16 August 1968, with a right posh do at the Savoy with dolly birds and everything…

goal webb cfcIts distinctive covers, with a bright yellow title on a red background and circular photo design, owed a nod to pop art, and they’ve stood the test of time, still looking fresh and bold to this day.

goal man city

Goal became a victim of its own success because exactly a year later, encouraged by decent sales, IPC introduced a second football weekly, entitled Shoot!

goal lfc

Although both went on to achieve healthy circulations of around 220,000 by 1971, Goal then went into decline, and its 296th and final issue came out two weeks before the start of the 1974 World Cup.

goal cover leics

It was then ‘incorporated’ into Shoot! which was akin to having to sleep under your little brother’s bed. Oh, the indignity.

Why not treat yourself to one of these? Before you have to turn your attention to the gardening again…

gng covers

They are all available on Amazon now… click the links below.

GOT, NOT GOT  THE LOST WORLD OF FOOTBALL

LEEDS UNITED   MANCHESTER UNITED   WEST HAM UNITED

DERBY COUNTY   MANCHESTER CITY   WHAT A SHOT!

NORWICH CITY   LIVERPOOL  COVENTRY CITY

LEICESTER CITY  SHIRT TALES & SHORT STORIES

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One Response to GOAL – “The World’s Greatest Soccer Weekly”

  1. graham64 says:

    What were the reasons for “Goal” having such a quick decline around 1973-74?

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