Sunderland Football Echo Ceases To Be Paper
In short, its the end of an era for the Sunderland Football Echo!
The pink sports paper, which has been part of Wearside’s sporting history for well over a century, will be available until December the 29th 2013. Indeed, on that day, a special final publication is going to print and will surely be a keep-sake for Wearsiders. In any event, sports memorabilia collectors should ensure they grab their copy early as there will be a great demand.
Obviously, the Sports Echo played a big part in the lives of football supporters from Wearside and beyond. Indeed, most people call it the Football Echo. This is because it became available after the match and it had comprehensive football coverage.
With this in mind, followers of the Sunderland Football Echo should send in their memories of the paper. In other words, how it has played a part of their lives over the years.
For example, who will ever forget the 1973 FA Cup edition of the Football Echo?
New Technology To Blame
Indeed, the team at the Sunderland Forum and Blogs are as shocked as everyone else at this news. However, we appreciates that technology moves on. Generally speaking, all newspaper sales are on the decline as other forms of media have chipped away at traditional papers.
In particular, the internet that has made its way into most peoples homes. Its not surprising then, that the specialised papers, such as the Football Echo has suffered. Because of the mushroom in the new forms of information media, the decline in newspaper sales will continue.
The Sunderland Football Echo will still exist but as an online media only. Following every Sunderland game, the Echo will be publishing the online ‘rag’ is immediately. All in all, this gives Sunderland supporters instant reading of the greatest football team the world has ever seen!
The Famous Casey Ball On The Front
Obviously, as we can see in the images below, when Sunderland won, the casey ball was happy. However, when Sunderland lost, the ball was sad. When the Black Cats drew, the ball was indeed indifferent. Furthermore, if you have an image of this indifferent casey ball, please send it in. In fact, it will go in the middle of the following images.
Sunderland AFC has such a proud history and was once known as the “Bank of England” club. In effect, Sunderland stayed in the top flight for an age. Back in 1958, following Sunderland’s shock relegation from the top flight, the Football Echo come out printed in white!
In view of the fact that the paper version will vanish, what happens next? In essence, the Football Echo will be online and available to a wider audience for free!
The Sunderland Blog wishes that the online Football Echo does indeed stay free. We also send regards to all those involved in bringing a quality read to Wearside over the years. Should Sunderland achieve a cup win or the league title, then surely a special production will come our way.
Of course you can comment here or in the Sunderland Forum which has its own SAFC sub-forum.