Monthly Archives: January 2012

Immortality – Being on the front of the Programme…

In the days before saturated TV coverage there were fewer chances of getting your fifteen minutes of fame… Being on the front of the programme was one… My mate Steve made it onto the front of the Leicester City programme in … Continue reading

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Fantastic Pictures of Football Grounds Back in the Day #1 – Baseball Ground Quiz

Here’s the first in our series of Fantastic Pictures of Football Grounds Back in the Day. It’s the Baseball Ground, Derby, shot from the stands by a fan in 1969. Perhaps surprisingly, Andy Mac at footballcardsuk.com, who snapped up the pic for pennies at … Continue reading

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Who’s the Pundit?

Who is this Sky pundit starring on the cover of this Brentford programme from 1982…? This man once said: “…they’re fighting like beavers.” No prizes because frankly it’s too easy, but we are working on a more demanding quiz… Got, Not … Continue reading

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Hastily Repainted Soccer Stars – The Kendall

Some blatant evidence of forgery in the snappily titled: ‘The Wonderful World of Soccer Stars in Action Picture Stamp Album’ from 1969-70… Having gone to all the trouble of neatly (too neatly?) colouring in Howard Kendall in his classic amber … Continue reading

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Never mind standing – bring back sitting in the dark at night matches!

Got, Not Got reader Erik Hogstrom contacted us with some urgency from Canada, to politely complain that there’s not nearly enough of his beloved Leyton Orient in the book. And it’s true. An Esso petrol freebie here, a Ralph Coates … Continue reading

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Down in the Dell

Watching the mighty Leicester City beating Southampton last night in a half empty and echoing St Marys Stadium I couldn’t help remembering the first time we’d visited Southampton in the early Eighties, and what a curious, interesting ground The Dell … Continue reading

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Get Your CO-OP Football Plaque Token Here!

Here’s your first embossed football club plaque token to send off to the CO-OP… and only forty years too late… You only need two, plus 25 new pee and you can send off for your plaque.   Just pick from the oddly random … Continue reading

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Villa are revolting! Fan-friendly plan to bring back standing on the Holte End

Aston Villa are planning to bring back an experimental standing area at Villa Park, having already entered into talks with the Premier League about the possibility of introducing a new style of terracing to one corner of the Holte End. … Continue reading

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The Rosette

In the olden days, British males over the age of six were only permitted to wear brown, grey, greeny-brown, browny-green or, in moments of extreme flamboyance, navy… If a chap had worn a football jersey anywhere other than on a … Continue reading

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Darlington Buy Some Time in Dramatic Late Reprieve

Darlington FC live to fight another day thanks to the strenuous efforts of the Darlington Football Club Rescue Group… Administrator Harvey Madden was in the process of informing caretaker boss Craig Liddle and the players that the club was to be liquidated … Continue reading

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