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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‘Got, Not Got’ gets silver medal position in Football Book of the Year Award

‘Got, Not Got’ was named as runner-up in the Football Book of the Year category at Monday night’s British Sports Book Awards ceremony at the Savoy Hotel… The winning title was Ronald Reng’s ‘A Life Too Short’ the moving biography of Robert … Continue reading

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GOT, NOT GOT at the British Sports Book Awards

The ‘Got, Not Got’ playhouse will be closed today, for one day only, as the ‘Got, Not Got’ authors head to the Savoy Hotel, London… The Sports Book Awards holds it’s 10th Anniversary awards ceremony tonight and ‘Got, Not Got’ … Continue reading

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Chelsea are Champions of Europe…

Well done Chelsea, a tremendous effort against the odds, hurdling Barcelona in the semis and beating Bayern Munich in their own back yard…. Read about when Chelsea were mostly rubbish in ‘Got, Not Got’… you can buy it online here… 

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