Monthly Archives: August 2012

Saturday lunchtime eBay trawl on Big Kick Off Day…

All the stuff you couldn’t afford when you were a kid… First up this week is a magnificent Charlie George card issued by the Sun in living 3D. See how King Charlie has pre-empted the fashion for coloured boots by … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Coolest Football Sticker Ever – Future Managers 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 featuring modern-day football managers looking weirdly somehow younger.  Thanks go out to Martin Fletcher @lucem_22 for Tweeting … Continue reading

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New Wales kit gets surprise retro-obsessed writer’s thumbs up.

On our very short list of modern-football things that we actually like goes this new Wales shirt… It carries echoes of both Wales’ Admiral kit of the 1970s and Melchester Rovers… so an all round top effort from the Umbro … Continue reading

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Wahey! It’s that time of year…

In fourth place of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year, behind Christmas and Birthday and FA Cup Final day… But definitely above Bonfire Night, Easter and England v Scotland… is ‘Start of the Season Day’… when the traditional … Continue reading

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Got Not Got bloke’s rock past with Chuck Berry and Sex Pistols, and life playing football up the park – Leicester Mercury scoop

When Got Not Got came out, co-author Gary was one of the first extremely minor local celebrities to be lined up by the Leicester Mercury to splurge childhood secrets in the new Saturday supplement. Sensibly, he kept his revelations low … Continue reading

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The timeless lure of A&BC football cards, ‘free gifts’… and the Bazooka Joe Club siren ring

Is there anybody else out there who was a member of the top-secret Bazooka Joe Club back in the 1970s… who sent off for their Siren Ring off the back of a packet of A&BC football cards… and confidently expected delivery … Continue reading

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Beware the Summer Takeover – Boycott for Melchester….

Imagine how hard it must be for fans to organise a boycott, when your new chairman is called Boycott… Legendary Yorkshire and England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott was appointed Melchester Rovers chairman in August 1984. The surprise announcement was made before … Continue reading

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‘Backpass’ new season issue! Featuring GNG Leeds Utd special!

A brand new issue of Backpass, the retro football magazine, hits the newsagents shelves this week. It’s dead good. The ‘new season’ issue boasts 64 pages chock full of football news, opinion, features, mud and boiled burgers from the 60s, 70s … Continue reading

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A Sunday lunchtime eBay trawl GOLD special….

In celebration of Super Saturday’s Olympic medal haul we present you with nothing but GOLD… ‘Got, Not Got’ presses it’s collective nose up against the shop window in awe… We have to admit that we are very tempted by this … Continue reading

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More Summer Special Images – Gary Lineker on Holiday

By popular demand we are continuing with our series of sun-baked summer images that give you an almost tangible whiff of the beach… not to mention the Kouros.. Today we go back to the summer of 1982 and we have … Continue reading

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