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The Lost World of Football: A is for Airfix…

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’…  Ever since 1955, when they released their 1/72 Spitfire model kit, Airfix had been satisfying little boys’ unquenchable thirst for recreating World War II. I had painted up a … Continue reading

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Admiral Art

A bit of Admiral Art for a Wednesday afternoon… If you haven’t got the first ‘Got, Not Got’ yet then please sort yourselves out and buy it from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here…

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Wrong Kits Topical Update!

We are beginning to wonder if any club has ever turned up to an away game with entirely the right kit… On Saturday referee Keith Stroud ruled that Barnsley’s blue and black away strip clashed with Palace’s red and blue … Continue reading

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The Great Mother’s Day Poster Find – No 3 Spar

As is traditional, me Mam came over on Mother’s Day for Sunday dinner. As usual she got a bunch of flowers and a card, but on this occasion she also came bearing treasure… After a clear out of the darkest … Continue reading

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EURO 96 (or how I fell out of love with the onion bag)

While Derek and Gary are busy working on the ‘Got, Not Got’ sequel Steve Mitchell is doing a series for our blog… When Eric Cantona broke Liverpudlian hearts with his last gasp extra –time winner in the 1996 FA Cup … Continue reading

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The ‘Football History Map of England and Wales’… Putting Bideford on the Map

In the early 1970s John Bartholomew & Son produced the ‘Football History Map of England and Wales’ as part of their series of pictorial and historical maps… Created by John Carvosso, the stylised square kits and re-rendered club crests gave … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bukta…

We turn our attention to Bukta, an often overlooked kit manufacturer who seem to be quite popular with supporters of clubs that they have kitted out… Edward Buck & Sons was founded in 1879 and provided clothing for the military … Continue reading

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