Italia 90 – Flick to Kick meets Nessun Dorma

In the summer of 1990 Dave Moorhouse set himself the task of collecting the Subbuteo equivalent of every one of the 24 teams competing in Italia 90…

Despite the cost involved he managed it too, over time he managed to bring home: Italy, Austria, USA, Czechoslovakia, Argentina, USSR, Romania, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Brazil, Scotland, Sweden, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Colombia, UAE, Soth Korea, Belguim, Spain, Uruguay, England, Holland, Republic of Ireland and Egypt… 

Dave’s completist spirit led him to purchase a few teams that he is the first to admit: “Might not have been among the summer’s bestsellers…”
You can almost see the relief on the shopkeeper’s face when Egypt and the UAE got snapped up….

The results of his alternative Italia 90 are not known, but we suspect England may have knocked West Germany out in the semi-finals, on penalties…
Dave is still collecting 22 years later, be sure to visit his excellent Leeds United matchworn shirts website:


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