Monthly Archives: March 2012

Psychedelic, Mind-blowing and Other-worldy Football Kits: GNG Goes NASL

It started with our nomination for the grooviest, sickest, weirdest, saddest football kit of all time – the leather-fringed coffee and choc ‘uniform’ worn with pride by the NASL’s short-lived Caribous of Colorado. But like an irresistible scab that has to … Continue reading

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Does anybody remember The Onion Bag mag?

Does anybody out there remember The Onion Bag magazine from the end of the ’90s? It was a kind of football version of Viz Comic, a fanzine with bags of arsey attitude and terrace humour. We both remember it with a certain … Continue reading

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Beautiful, thoughtful and free: football club autograph sheets from the ’50s

You don’t find so many of these headed autograph sheets being given away by football clubs in the 21st century… They’re beautiful, crafted by hand instead of all being banged out by the same old (new) computer software. The differences reflected the history … Continue reading

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The Coolest Football Card Ever – ‘Anyone But Glenn Hoddle’ Managers Special

Here’s the fifth round of entries in the grand Got, Not Got Quest for the Coolest Football Card Ever – and on the day when Glenn Hoddle throws his hat into the ring to be England boss, it’s time to wheel out some other … Continue reading

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Adidas Old Old Skool…

Never mind your Gazelles and your Sambas, I bet no one has got a pair of these in their wardrobe… From a 1963 copy of ‘World Sports’ magazine – which reveals the  ‘3 cross straps enclosing the foot like a … Continue reading

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A Whole Million Pound’s Worth of Talent…

We at GNG Towers quite like Andy Carroll. He’s a good old-fashioned  big brawny centre-forward, not afraid to stick his head in… but £35,000,000? Come on…! We must draw your attention once again to our Hornet ‘Bernard Briggs’ Album of … Continue reading

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The Outrageous Optimism of August – Express Soccer Special 77

Leicester City’s season died on Wednesday night at Blackpool, like a frostbitten mouse in a drainpipe.  Can it really only be eight months ago that we played Real Madrid in a full-to-the-brim, sun-drenched King Power Stadium with our shiny new … Continue reading

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Hastily Recoloured Kit: Two Vintage Footy Card Forgeries… and the New Olympic Team GB Effort

Once again, let us whisk you back in time to the 1970s, when football card, sticker album and DC Comics bigwigs were way too tight to send their photographers round to all the all the clubs once per year, to collect pictures of players … Continue reading

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The Summer of ’76 Best Ever Time to Be Young

The Long Hot Summer of 1976 was the best ever time to be a kid, according to a survey by Rocky chocolate biscuits…. You’ll not be surprised to hear that the authors of ‘Got, Not Got’ are in total agreement, … Continue reading

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All-time Classic Umbro kits – and a couple that never saw the light of day…

Have any of these classic Umbro strips ever been bettered by any of the clubs featured on the vintage ads shown here – by Liverpool, Rangers, Wolves, Sunderland, Arsenal or Everton? Manchester City have rarely had a cleaner, cooler look – … Continue reading

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