Boycott Focus DIY, urges 90 Minutes magazine

It may have been founded by a Crystal Palace fan, Dan Goldstein, yet 90 Minutes magazine was not averse to giving coverage to Brighton throughout the seven years of the publication’s existence. Indeed, the diversity of the paper suggested that the concerns of fans of lower league clubs were every bit as important as those of the big clubs.

By 1996/97, the turmoil surrounding the Albion was reaching epic proportions. In 19 October 1996 (Issue 330), Barbara Everitt of Hassocks won the Letter of the Week award (£10) with this finely penned call to football fans:

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iestyngeorge The excellent, sensitive response is by Iestyn George (Twitter @iestyngeorge), the senior staff writer at the time. He now lives in Brighton, and is a Lecturer at Solent University in Southampton.

As we all know, Brighton & Hove Albion did survive despite the traumatic events at the club. Less fortunate was 90 Minutes magazine, which folded with its 17th May edition, a fortnight after the Hereford match.

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