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 at least few matches for Coventry City back at the dawn of the ’70s!
Trouble is, we’ve never been able to find a scrap of pictorial evidence to prove the answer to question 2 – that Saints star Mick Channon moved to Newcastle United in 1982, playing no more than a handful of games before moving on to Bristol Rovers and Norwich in short order.
He was never on a teamgroup or football card, so far as we know. Has any Newcastle fan got a pic from the programme to prove that Channon turned out for the Toon? You’ve got to admit, the sight of Moik in black-in-white stripes would be pretty mindblowing…
There’s loads more anti-trivial, need-to-know, need-to-feelgood nostalgia in ‘Got, Not Got’ … Football Book of the Year runner-up in 2012, and this Christmas’s must-have stocking filler. You can get it from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here.
• “Recalling a more innocent time before Sky Sports and millionaire players, Got, Not Got is a long soak in a warm, nostalgic bath of football nostalgia: an A-Z of memorabilia, ephemera and ill-advised haircuts.” Mail on Sunday ‘Live’ magazine – In Demand: This week’s must-have, must-see, must-do…
• “Awesome” – Adrian Durham, talkSport
• “The book’s great fun. It’s an essential if you grew up watching football in the 60s, 70s or 80s.” – Paul Hawksbee, talkSport.
• “Obviously, everybody over the age of 40 is going to absolutely love this. There’s something for every fan of every club.” – Andy Jacobs, talkSport.
• “It’s an absolute beauty.” – Adrian Goldberg, BBC Radio WM.
• “A fantastic book, there’s just so much in it. You really should get it.” – Steve Anglesey, Mirror Football podcast.
• “It focuses on the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and anyone who had anything to do with English football during this period will instantly relate to just about every page. I’m sure that you will both laugh and cry as the memories come flooding back.” – Nigel Mercer, Football Card Webspace.
• “The best book about football written in the last 20 years.” – Bill Borrows, Esquire
• “The best dose of retro football nostalgia ever. I can’t put it down!” – www.footballcardsuk.com – 38,000 cards and sticker scanned and online for your delectation!