Monthly Archives: June 2012

Adidas – 1984-85 Collection…

These Adidas kit graphics are from a 1984-85 MC Sports brochure… Adidas football kits arrived in the UK in the late seventies, so by the time this mid-eighties collection was launched they were on their third kit design for some … Continue reading

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Germany-Italy: Vital Clues Who’s Going to Win…

Who’s going to win out of Germany and Italy tonight? Unfortunately, we can’t do our usual in-depth analysis based on old Focus articles out of Shoot! in the 1970s, because German and Italian players were never featured. So we have to … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: The Iberian Derby

We have to say we are looking forward to tonight’s Spain v Portugal meeting in Donetsk… It’s a bit of a Big Brother/Little Brother relationship they have, like England v Scotland but with much better weather. Portugal’s one-man band, dominated … Continue reading

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Watch and learn: a Pirlo masterclass for Roy and the boys

Ah well, if you’re going to get beaten on penalties yet again in a major tournament, it’s best if the experience doesn’t leave a bitter taste in the mouth, followed by years of petty jokes and booing at the expense of … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: Pressing Record

Thank goodness I no longer feel the need to record every bit of every game of every football tournament… There stands nine solid hours of Euro 88… England’s misery and Holland’s joy and everything inbetween. And how much of this … Continue reading

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New Football Photos Archive Launched…

Fox Photos is a newly launched football photo archive covering six decades of mostly Leicester City stuff… Though it will be of interest to all retro-football fans no matter who you support. Stick your team into the search engine, most … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: A grudging ‘well done’ to Portugal

Okay, we admit it, we’re still a bit sore about going out to Portugal in Euro 2004 in that penalty shoot-out in Lisbon…  Not to mention World Cup 2006, when Ronaldo managed to goad Rooney into getting himself sent off. … Continue reading

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