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Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly

Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly
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Relive and remember football from the 1960s with the world’s first football magazine published exactly as it was then. With articles written by players and journalists and edited by Charles Buchan, a distinguished player with Sunderland, Arsenal and England, before becoming a journalist himself, it reports on the issues of the day in a straightforward manner reflecting far simpler and less media savvy times. If you love football, or you know anyone who loves football this iconic magazine is an ideal way to read about previous eras to see how the issues of the day were covered then. Whether it is England or the Home Nations’ chances of success, salaries, transfer fees or trouble on the terraces, they are all written about and captured on these pages exactly how commentators of the time saw it. For football supporters of all ages, historians, researchers or media reporters, Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly is not to be missed.. This is an ideal chance to relive football history as it was and not necessarily how you remember it.

These electronic versions have been scanned from original magazines in some cases over 50 years old. They have been optimised to produce the best possible reproduction across the archive within certain limitations encountered due to their age and original printing processes. In a few instances you may find the odd blemish or not so good quality photographs. However, in many instances, the latest scanning techniques used enable you to enjoy electronically produced images that are reproduced to a far better quality than even the original printed magazines. Have a good read.

This is a free app. It is not a subscription product. You can purchase single issues or choose one of the available back issue bundles for a single payment. Choose from the entire 1960s archive up to the number of issues in your selected bundle.

Available bundles are:

Back Bundle1 : UK £4.99 / US $6.99 (6 Issues)
Back Bundle 2: UK £5.99 / US $7.99 (12 Issues)
Back Bundle 3: UK £24.99 / US $32.99 (60 Issues)
Back Bundle 4: UK £34.99 / US $44.99 (120 Issues)

- Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
- Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please click the settings cog, then click Settings then Refresh app data. If this also fails to work please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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What's New in Version 4.9.87

Fix for issue download problem on iOS9
New iPhone layout
Bug fixes and performance improvements

We love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or questions please contact us: [email protected]

**Please note that once you update to iOS9 the Newsstand folder will turn into a standard app folder. You will now be able to move your magazine apps out of Newsstand, for example on to your homescreen.**


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