Thursday, 4 February 2010
Champ No:1 hit the newsstand's Saturday 18th February 1984, the first issue came with a free gift of The Super Soccer Slide Guide (Fingertip 2-1 Fact File).
The guide covered both English,Scottish & European League & Cup winners from season 1963-64 to 1982-83 as well as a top 20 Soccer Stars game on the back. I have included two scans of the front & back of the guide here.
The two major differences between this boys paper & any of its predecessors was the page count only 28 compared to the usual 32 found in more established titles like Victor,Warlord & Spike. Also no sign of any war strips which was quite refreshing. The main focus was the 10 page complete football stories every week following United football clubs climb back to the top..........We are United we are the greatest....