Ticking the ‘Got, Not Got’ Checklist…

In the back of ‘Got, Not Got – the A-Z of Lost Football Culture, Treasures & Pleasures’ there is a checklist which we included so that you could tick off the things that returned to the game…

We weren’t optimistic to be honest, but slowly the ticks are appearing…
* Subbuteo has been relaunched and is back in the shops. The only difference being that if you kneel on your winger he springs back into shape, instead of snapping off and wedging himself in your knee.
* The England v Scotland fixture is back in August next year, criminal that the World’s oldest fixture was ever allowed to lapse.
* Animals on the pitch have made a reappearance with the Anfield Cat and the Ewood Park cockeral.

… and now news of another revival at Nuneaton (Boro) Town.
You may recall we featured the ‘illustrated goal’ a few weeks ago – an essential method of enjoying goals before video became available featured in Match Weekly and the Football Handbook.

Now Boro fan Scott Renshaw has revived the ancient art of goal diagrams for the Nuneaton programme…

Rob Straw… GET IN!
Well done Scott, only around another 296 things to go…

If any of this is ringing a distant alarm bell in the back of your head then you probably need to own a copy of ‘Got, Not Got’ … you can get it from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here


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1 Response to Ticking the ‘Got, Not Got’ Checklist…

  1. Nice! 🙂 Top work by Scott Renshaw there! As for what’s coming back, Cheap admission can be found occasionally (watched the CCFC V Burton game for a tenner while son got in free), but it’s hardly at the top level on a regular basis…to be honest, that’s never coming back!

    Astroturf, in its current form, is creeping back in in places with colder climates (Russia and er…Scotland), but it’s hardly the same stuff as it used to be in the 80s

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