Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thanks to TOFFS

Many thanks to TOFFS – The Old Fashioned Football Shirt Co. – who have been selling top quality retro football shirts since 1990…   They were happy to supply us with shirts and badges for ‘GOT, NOT GOT’ which will be in … Continue reading

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Bringing the Crowds Back to Subbuteo

Extract from ‘GOT, NOT GOT – The A-Z of Lost Football Culture, Treasures & Pleasures.’ Out this week… “…….Although accessories such as the dugouts and the ambulance men, the TV tower with mini-Motty, the floodlights and VIP figures (including Queenie … Continue reading

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Celtic and Scotland Legend Ate Fruit – The Shocking Picture Proof

Yesterday’s heart-tugging post about a beautiful picture of Celtic hero Jimmy Johnstone attracted a flood of feedback. 1 – A phone call from north of the border. Roughly paraphrased: “What the [heck] are ye on aboot with yer fake Scottish accent … Continue reading

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Jimmy ‘Jinky’ Johnstone and the Lost World of Football

Players today don’t have names like Jimmy or Bobby or Nobby. And they don’t have nicknames like ‘Jinky’. Football grounds today don’t have floodlights, so you can’t home in on them when you’re going to an away match, and devil-may-care youths … Continue reading

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Spare a Thought for Jack Rodwell…

… sitting out the rest of the Merseyside derby after his ball-winning challenge was judged to be worthy of a straight red card by referee Martin Atkinson. I wonder what Tommy Smith, Jimmy Case or Brian Labone are thinking now? … Continue reading

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