You Can Buy A Personalised Ceefax T-Shirt With Scoreline Of Your Choice
Before this 'internet' thing came along and destroyed a legacy, the click of a red button would unlock a fantasy world full of cheap holiday deals, dodgy weather reports and most importantly; football scores.
Teletext or Ceefax provided us with hundreds of pages for all sorts of things, but in my household it was strictly page 302.
Just enter those all important numbers and as if by magic, an encyclopedia of fixtures, results and transfer news would appear on your TV screen. Hours of entertainment in the palm of your hand.
On a Saturday afternoon, we would genuinely sit down as a family and spend hours waiting for a name to flash up but when it did, my god. The buzz.
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
But to the disappointment of millions around the world, including my old man who was fuming, the last remaining bit of technology was switched off last year. I know. Heartbreaking.
But fortunately for us, the guys over at Retro Clasico have brought back that nostalgic feeling with a t-shirt like no other.
You can pick your favourite match from any era and these guys will create a personalised Ceefax style match result page.
The website currently displays results from Liverpool's dramatic comeback against Barcelona and Manchester City's title winning game against Brighton on Sunday afternoon.
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But you have the choice of any game for £18.95.
In fact, you can print your personalised result on Mouse Mats, Mugs and Drink Coasters if you fancy.
The teletext information service was a world first when it launched in 1974, so to see it leave last year was rather emotional.
Just check out the reaction when it switched off.
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
You know what I say; bring back page 302 to where it belongs.
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