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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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Oh Mr Softee, what shall we do?

We’re guessing the ice-cream industry probably hasn’t had a bumper summer this year, what with it pissing down every day… We suggest that they start giving football badges away with their ice cream, like they did in 1971… That would … Continue reading

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How many players can you name on this Admiral poster?

We reckon there are 52 identifiable players on this Admiral poster… who can name the most? Click on the image for a bigger version… and put your answer in the comments section. We reckon that Detriot Express fans might be … Continue reading

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Airfix Footballers: you try painting Adidas stripes on someone 2 inches tall…

Here is a selection of some of Gary’s handpainted Airfix figures some of which were featured in ‘Got, Not Got’… If you want to see your team featured next time then e-mail: garysilke@sky.com and ask nicely… Arsenal Birmingham City Burnley … Continue reading

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