Pic of the Day: Dave Mackay RIP

No matter which team you support, if you remember football back in the 60s or early 70s, you don’t half wish Dave Mackay had played for your team.

Mackay was a huge presence; an inspiration to Hearts as a kid, then to Spurs and Cloughie’s Derby, and then to his own Rams team who won the League in 1975.

Dave Mackay Derby

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‘Got, Not Got: Ipswich Town’ – OUT NOW!

Contributor’s copies are landing on doormats and it is now in stock on Amazon…

ipswich book

So we can now say that ‘Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Ipswich Town’ is now launched.

You can get you copy online here.

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Blown up out of all proportion… the Inflatables Craze

Manchester City kicked it all off with bananas in 1988…

inflatables banana copy

Norwich had Canaries…

inflatable canary

The club shops tried to get into the act…

inflatable copy

Stoke had Pink Panthers, West Ham had Hammers, and Grimsby had Harry the Haddock…what did your club have while the madness lasted?

 Why not treat yourself to one of these? Before you have to turn your attention to the gardening again…

gng covers

They are all available on Amazon now… click the links below.

GOT, NOT GOT  THE LOST WORLD OF FOOTBALL

LEEDS UNITED   MANCHESTER UNITED   WEST HAM UNITED

DERBY COUNTY   MANCHESTER CITY   WHAT A SHOT!

NORWICH CITY   LIVERPOOL  COVENTRY CITY

LEICESTER CITY  SHIRT TALES & SHORT STORIES

 

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It’s almost as if you’re there: stadiums in miniature and from the air

It’s almost as if you’re there, at St James’ Park back in the early 80s. Provided you were a passing Magpie, that is.

newcastle st james park model - got not got newcastle unitedThis custom-built mini ground comes courtesy of Gavin Haigh, the Toon supercollector who’s been helping us out with precious clutter for the forthcoming Got, Not Got: Newcastle United – which looks like being a real cracker.

Anybody got any more groovy mini versions of their old haunts? The kind that make you want to get right up close and squint a bit and pretend it’s the Golden Age?

I used to have a book called ‘Football Grounds from the Air’, or summat. That was dead good too. Anybody still got it? I’ve got a sudden urge to hover over Fellows Park, Highbury, the old Baseball Ground. Dean Court, on holiday circa 1971…

This is ace too: St. James’s in the 70s.

 

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It’s Friday… how was your trading this week?

Did you have a good week’s trading? Did you feel like you were making progress?

swapping friday

Did you manage to get rid of one of your four Len Badgers?

Did you find that elusive Glyn Pardoe to complete the Man City page?

Will you EVER complete the Soccer Stars 75/76 album?

Don’t worry, it all starts again on Monday, morning break.

 Why not treat yourself to one of these? Before you have to turn your attention to the gardening again…

gng covers

They are all available on Amazon now… click the links below.

GOT, NOT GOT  THE LOST WORLD OF FOOTBALL

LEEDS UNITED   MANCHESTER UNITED   WEST HAM UNITED

DERBY COUNTY   MANCHESTER CITY   WHAT A SHOT!

NORWICH CITY   LIVERPOOL  COVENTRY CITY

LEICESTER CITY  SHIRT TALES & SHORT STORIES

 

 

 

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Pic of the Day: Colourful Commemorative Covers vs. the Lunatic Fringe

Back in 1982, all plans for colourful commemorative football were cancelled due to a small but persistent lunatic fringe hell bent on causing trouble.

You know who you are. Or rather were.

You’re nicked. Just the thought of historical bovver is bad enough to get you a caution these days, from the missus.

chelsea bovver programme Once again, could it be time to bring instant justice to football fans who step out of line?

In 1985, Chelsea chairman Ken Bates installed an electric perimeter fence at the front of the terraces – the same style he used to control cattle on his dairy farm.

That’ll teach ‘em, he considered, in all his wisdom.

But those namby-pamby lily-livered public servants at the GLC decided the idea was deeply unlawful and forced Ken to take down his fence before he even had a chance to switch it on and have a ball boy test it out.

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Rare Admirals… you won’t guess these…

Some very rare Admiral kits from the 1978-79 catalogue…

rare admiral blog

No one has a chance of guessing these…
not a hope.
So go to our Facebook page for the answers… click HERE.

Brighten up January with a couple of these…

gng covers

They are all available on Amazon now… click the links below.

GOT, NOT GOT  THE LOST WORLD OF FOOTBALL

LEEDS UNITED   MANCHESTER UNITED   WEST HAM UNITED

DERBY COUNTY   MANCHESTER CITY   WHAT A SHOT!

NORWICH CITY   LIVERPOOL  COVENTRY CITY

LEICESTER CITY  SHIRT TALES & SHORT STORIES

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