Foul was a football fanzine that was first published in the United Kingdom in October 1972 by Cambridge University students. It was inspired by Private Eye and is regarded as being the first recognisable football fanzine. 34 issues were published between 1972 and 1976. One of its writers was Chris Lightbown. Stan Hey, Steve Tongue and Andrew Nickolds were also regular contributors.
It was set up at a time when fanzines were being produced for a number of different topics, in order to provide a challenge to the mainstream media. Nearly 10 years after Foul ceased publication a new wave of football fanzines commenced publishing after the Heysel and Bradford disasters. Many, including 'When Saturday Comes', were inspired by Foul.
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- Gavin Barber (updated by John Williams) (2002). "Fact Sheet 7: Fan 'Power' and Democracy in Football". Department of Sociology: Sports Resources. University of Leicester. Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
- Hugo Steckelmacher (27 March 2008). "Football Fanzines – the perfect way to get your voice heard". Soccerlens. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
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