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.


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.


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.