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The Gaffer quiz: Which newspaper football section are you?

By The Gaffer  

If you were a newspaper football section, which one would you be?

Since the early days of the printing press in the 16th century—an era when matches featured routinely teams of 70-a-side and balls made of bacon—newspapers have taken a keen interest in football. Reporting on football has become easier as teams became smaller, with modern inventions such as the computer, the public address system and the ubiquitous three-letter nickname making the modern job of football writer an attractive…

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