ARE delighted to announce that BACKPASS magazine, and its cricket
counterpart BACKSPIN, have been acquired by Extra Time Publishing.
Issue 41 of BACKPASS, which is in the shops now, is dedicated to
everyone who made that possible.
In February 2015 a new publication, EXTRA TIME incorporating BACKPASS,
will be launched.
This move is an attempt to not only consolidate what is now an
established brand on the football magazine shelves but also push it
forward to the next level and appeal to a new raft of readers.
EXTRA TIME will be retro-themed – the BACKPASS ethos will remain
and all the usual features will continue – but we will also take
a fresh, informed look at current events and issues with the help of
some new writers and columnists.
This is an exciting time for the magazine, and we hope you will
continue to offer the support that, over the last seven years, has
helped us to survive and flourish at a time when the market has been in
Since BACKPASS launched in 2007, numerous other magazines have boldly
tried and failed to gain a foothold. Titles such as Football Punk,
Twentyfour7 Football and Ken Monkou’s Football Life proved sadly
short-lived while others like Calcio Italia and Shoot! have also folded.
There will be four issues of EXTRA TIME incorporating BACKPASS between
now and the end of the season and all subscriptions to BACKPASS will be
honoured by EXTRA TIME.
The first issue is due in the shops (or to drop through your letter
box) around February 1. We look forward to your company on our new
Issue 41 of BACKPASS features Ian and
Roger Morgan, Tony Brown, Frank Gray, Harold Jarman, Alan Moody, Brian
Mooney, Crook Town v Bishop Auckland in 1954, England 9 Scotland 3 in
1961, York City v Manchester United in 1995 and Estonia's no-show
against Scotland in 1996. Plus columns by David Pleat, Graham Taylor
and Norman Giller ... and much much more.