For anyone interested in football from the 60s, 70s and 80s then Backpass magazine really is essential reading!
Reminiscent of the classic late 70s era of football writing from the likes of Shoot etc the magazine is filled with proper articles offering insights, memories and new perspectives on classic matches and events that have shaped our national game.
Its packed with colour and loads of articles, interviews and photos of the teams and players from past eras, primarily from the UK but also from the worldwide arena.
There’s plenty there for anyone with an interest in kits as well as I contribute a True Colours feature every issue looking at a selection of 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s kits from a specific team. Focusing on 6 outfits, I illustrate the kit and explain a bit more about the design and its history. Past teams include Southampton, Sunderland, Rangers, Hull City, Manchester City, QPR and Millwall. I’ve included some sample spreads below.
The latest issue (no.22) is out now and includes my feature on Aberdeen kits.
I can’t recommend Backpass highly enough – in a day when we’re just surrounded by jokey football magazines and ones aimed at children its great to have this superb retro publication around. Its available from WH Smiths, although be quick as copies go fast, and via mail order (back issues are available too) – for more info visit: www.backpassmagazine.co.uk