Remembering The Days When You Checked The Football Scores On Teletext
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In the glory days before this internet thing happened and ruined our beloved Teletext, life was relatively simple.
As if my magic, after dialing in 302 or 316 on your vintage TV remote, a selection of scores flashed up and your Saturday afternoon would be sorted. Teletext or Ceefax provided pages for all sorts of things ranging from weather reports to airline flights, but in my household it was strictly football scores.
We'd spend hours waiting for a name to pop up on screen, but when it did - my god. What a feeling.
This page used to take forever to change... pic.twitter.com/mdbH8nLQzv- SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 21, 2015
To the disappointment of millions around the world, however, the last remaining bit of Ceefax technology was switched off last year. I know. Heartbreaking.
For 38 years this simple but effective piece of technology has informed and entertained, but we must say goodbye.
We said Goodbye to the ever-reliable daily transfer rumours. I mean, the teletext information service was a world first when it launched in 1974, so to see it leave like that was rather emotional.
Everybody clearly misses the classic 302 page, so why not bring it back?
Teletext in a car? I bet that was the dream back in the early 2000s. RS6 now making me miss checking football on p302 of Ceefax. pic.twitter.com/oEwIit6ie7- Stephen Dobie (@Stephen_Dobie) October 27, 2016
Can we deep the progress made in terms of football transfers? There was days if it didn't come up on teletext or you read a paper you wouldn't know & now we have fans tracking plane flights.- Deluded (@DeludedGooner04) September 14, 2018
Best memory with football as a kid... getting back home after playing Saturday and checking footy scores on teletext- Jay Evans (@JayLFCEvans) September 17, 2018
Retweet if you remember using teletext to keep up-to-date with football in the 90s! pic.twitter.com/5Fm2KLAhbh- 90s Football (@90sfootball) August 11, 2018
Bring it back!