The Sportsman (2006 newspaper)

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The Sportsman was a daily sports newspaper published in the United Kingdom for seven months during 2006.

History[edit]

It was launched on 22 March and intended to complement Dennis Publishing's gambling magazine, Total Gambler, it was the brainchild of editor-in-chief Charlie Methven, and the UK's first new national daily newspaper since the launch of the Daily Sport in 1991. It claimed to be a one-stop shop for the modern punter, offering news, views and tips on sport, racing and anything else bookmakers give odds on.

Demise[edit]

Sales reached 22,333 in May, some way short of its target break-even figure of 40,000, the publisher went into administration in July. A subsequent attempt to refinance its debt failed, and the paper ceased publication on 5 October.

Resurrection[edit]

In 2017, TheSportsman.com was relaunched under new ownership as an online only sports and betting news service. The new owners choosing not to launch a print version of the service.

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