Monthly Archives: September 2012

Being allowed to stay up for Match of the Day

These days I probably miss Match of the Day more often than I catch it… But there was a time when it was a precious rarity and privilege. The combination of factors had to be there. I had to have … Continue reading

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How Liverpool Can Get That Title Back…

Liverpool – Champagne Magnum… It’s difficult to explain now just how great Liverpool were in the Seventies and Eighties, especially to today’s kids who might simply see them merely as a club near the top of the Premier League’s second quartile… … Continue reading

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John Bond RIP – A&BC Planet Footballers, 1958

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The Denim Jacket Patch – West Ham and Man City featured… Villa WANTED!

Back in the day, no self-respecting teenager would be seen at a football match or out on the town without a denim jacket rendered almost invisible under the weight of Coffer sew-on patches down the back and arms. The sight of … Continue reading

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There’s Only One Phil Parkes…

“When a coincidence arises, don’t ignore it. Ask yourself, What is the message here? What is the significance of this? You don’t need to go digging for the answers. Ask the question, and the answers will emerge. They may arrive … Continue reading

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It’s BACKPASS time again…

If you haven’t already discovered this gem, then now is the time… This issue features: Mike Summerbee, Don Rogers, Sam Bartram, Kevin Keegan and Chris Garland as well as all the usual features including our ‘Got, Not Got’ page focussing … Continue reading

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A September Saturday Morning eBay Trawl…

You can afford this stuff now, but you haven’t got the space… life is cruel…. ‘Got, Not Got’ wanders though the valley of desirable objects from our childhood… The perfect Birthday Card for the ageing Chelsea fan in your life … Continue reading

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Esso – Collectors Paradise…

Remember when going to the petrol station was FUN!? … and didn’t cost you SEVENTY QUID! *sigh*   If you remember when going to the petrol station was fun and didn’t cost you seventy quid, then you should probably own a … Continue reading

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Grand GNG ’70s Quiz – the Answers and the Proof (Calling all Newcastle fans for help with Mick Channon!)

Following up yesterday’s first ever grand gala GNG Footy Card Quiz, here’s the highly contested controversial answers… … and objective scientific proof from the super-rare World of Football Top Teams album that Liverpool legend Ian St John really did play … Continue reading

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In Anticipation of the Match…

Tonight Leicester City play Burnley at the King Power Stadium, a prospect that hangs over the day like a little black cloud… Contrast how I feel today, and my grudging attendance at what has traditionally been the dullest fixture of … Continue reading

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