SHOOT! (issued 1969-70 to 1999-2000)
Perhaps the most fondly remembered and most widely known team tabs were those produced by SHOOT magazine from 1969 until 2000, although not 1970-71 when they were issued with SCORE'N'ROAR' instead.
As you can see, they underwent quite a change in presentation although they certainly stuck to using team colours for each of the clubs.
One problem for the collector came with the decision in 1970 to drop the previous season's finishing position, (re-instated by 1990), in favour of information about where the club played which makes dating these items all the more difficult.
From 1984/85 the record attendance was added which again did not help in identifying the season.
In 1990/91 the previous seasons league position was re-introduced.
The SHOOT! tabs for the 70s, therefore, were very much the same from one season to the other as can be seen in the tabs shown here.
1990/91 also saw SHOOT! move from white lettering on a black background to black lettering on a white background which remained until the last produced Ayr United tab.
For collectors in Scotland there was a major change in 1994/95 when SHOOT took the decision to exclude the Scottish second division from their annual publication, providing tabs and League ladders for the Scottish Premier and First Division only.
This meant that (unlike for English teams) league position decided whether or not you're club were included in the following season.
Because of this there were no tabs printed for Ayr for seasons 1994/95, 1995/96 and 1996/97, when Ayr United were in Scotland's third tier.
In August 1999 SHOOT! printed their final set of League Ladders, leaving MATCH WEEKLY to carry the torch single-handedly for the next ten seasons.