Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Got, Not Got’ – Judging a Book by its Cover…

Designing the cover of ‘Got, Not Got’ was a lengthy and involved process that took weeks… It was a difficult balancing act, see who the winners and losers were… from our original design to the completed project… Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Appearing on a football sticker…

Closely related to ‘Appearing on the Cover of the Programme’ is ‘Appearing on a football sticker’ which is perhaps even more of an achievement… It’s not easy being in the right place at the right time while the FKS Soccer … Continue reading

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Phew! What a Scorcher! No. 2: The Kid from Argentina

The second in our series of ‘Roy Race Replicas and Also-Rans’ revisits the footy comics’ response to the exciting vanguard of foreign imports arriving in the English game in the late ’70s. What a relief we never knew at the … Continue reading

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England v The Rest of the World…

Tonight a legends/celebrity England side takes on the Rest of the World at Old Trafford to raise money for UNICEF Soccer Aid… This carries on a fine football tradition as this extract from ‘Got, Not Got’ recalls:  Oh, the splendid … Continue reading

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Subbuteo Goal of the Season

I think we have agreed here in the studio that Goal of the Season 2011-12 was this one – Goal C. What a cracker Alan… For more Subbuteo fun buy ‘Got, Not Got’ from here…

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Phew! What a Scorcher! – Roy Race Replicas and Also-Rans – No. 1: Nipper

As the popularity of Tiger comic’s timeless ‘Roy of the Rovers’ strip spiralled with kiddie culture over the course of the ’60s, rivals racked their brains for money-spinning alternatives. In the second week of the ’70s, IPC published its first … Continue reading

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West Ham Boss in Case of Mistaken Identity…

Many thanks to Mark Allen who sent us this ‘Roy of the Rovers’ poster of Bolton Wanderers star errr… um… Mark and his workmates took the poster, which was the pride of their office wall, to Big Sam Allardyce to … Continue reading

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