Monthly Archives: August 2012

Umbro 1992-93 Collection…. Part Four

More diamond encrusted Umbro strips from the dawn of the Premier League… Along with the retro lace-up collar designs that clubs like Villa and Sheffield United wore, there was a tandem retro design that saw a very distinctive collar design… … Continue reading

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Programme Collecting: Steve Earl’s Bargain Bundles

If, like us, you spent a lot of the 1970s putting self addressed envelopes into bigger envelopes and then into the post, you probably sent one to Steve Earl Football Programmes, Earsham Street, Bungay, Suffolk… Steve advertised in every issue … Continue reading

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The Lost Arts – Tackling From Behind…

There would appear to be some confusion regarding the tackle from behind, and whether or not it has been outlawed. In 2005, FIFA removed the phrase “from behind” from the laws of the game, replacing it with “a tackle which … Continue reading

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Umbro 1992-93 Collection…. Part Three

We continue our fantastic journey into the heart of the Umbro 1992-93 football kit catalogue… While Scotland had a fairly traditional (at least from a distance) home strip the away kit was an outrageous piece of colouring in, using the … Continue reading

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Fantasy football kit – what’s your club’s all-time-best composite strip?

Thanks go out to lifelong Coventry City fan Rich at The Football Attic blog who contacted us last season with three humdinging fantasy Cov kits. As luck would have it, we’re doing a regular page for the Sky Blues prog … Continue reading

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The Coolest Football Card Ever – Top Contenders, inc. Talksport’s Andy Gray as You’ve Never Seen Him Before!

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s cavalcade of strangeness courtesy of The Sun and their infamous Soccercards of 1979-80, we’ve only gone and received the motherlode of fantastic felt-pen football card art from Andy at soccercardsuk.com. Hold on to your … Continue reading

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The Grand GNG Quest for the Coolest Football Cards Ever… Weirdoes Special!

The grand Got, Not Got quest for the coolest football card/sticker of all time gets back into gear for the new season with four top-drawer entries from one of the coolest ever set of football cards – the Sun Soccercard series from 1979-80. … Continue reading

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