BACK in the 1980s, a rather amusing TV series called Hold the Back Page, scripted by Stan Hey, told the story of a Fleet Street sportswriter (played by David Warner) who had moved from a broadsheet to a tabloid in order to make some money out of his profession. The series, which was critically panned – although I must admit, I really enjoyed it – portrayed sports journalists as beer-swilling opportunists living in a blokeish environment that shifted from pub to press box to wine bar. Women? They did the typing and made the coffee in this world. During this period, the game was a male-dominated environment, but a certain Julie Welch had already made her mark as a football reporter. She is still…