Monthly Archives: September 2012

Got, Not Got Football Card Quiz #1

Welcome to the first in a series of tantalising, brain-teasing football quizzes based around our never-ending supply of heartbreakingly beautiful cards and stickers from back in the day. Not to mention obscure but need-to-know facts that you’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Leeds United – 100% Beef…

“Th’maght loook the same but th’doon’t taaste the same,” reasoned the serious-faced little Yorkshire kid when his brother came up with a scheme that involved eating cheap beefburgers instead of Birdseye… …all so that t’Mam would then be able to … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Patrick Sportswear…

French company Patrick Sportswear produced a limited range of football kits through the 1980’s which seem to be fondly remembered by the fans of the handful of clubs they kitted out… Not much is known about them, other than the … Continue reading

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THE CHAIRMAN’S DAUGHTER – exclusive extract – smart, relevant, arsey football fiction – at last!

Ian Plenderleith is the author of a new football novel which breaks the mould of the entire genre in the modern era – it isn’t crap. Last week we spoke to Ian about the book – now we bring you … Continue reading

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Justice for the 96

Who would have thought that the truth could have been even more shocking than we imagined? ‘After Truth Comes Justice’…

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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 … Continue reading

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THE CHAIRMAN’S DAUGHTER – Smart, arsey, relevant football fiction alert! Ian Plenderleith talks to GNG

Ian Plenderleith is the author of the major new football novel, The Chairman’s Daughter. And how often is it possible to give that kind of build-up to any fictional treatment of football, which is traditionally about as taut, inviting and relevant as … Continue reading

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An international break Saturday afternoon eBay trawl…

Got, Not Got presses it’s nose up against the window and sighs… All the stuff you couldn’t afford when you were a kid… What better to plant your pint pot down on than this John Smiths/England beer mat from 1980 featuring Crazy … Continue reading

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Umbro 1992-93 Collection…. Part Five

Our final flick through the Umbro 1992-93 Catalogue… We come to the end of this diamond studded collection from the Dawn of the Premier League. With kits designs lasting more than a single season Chelsea are sporting an older style … Continue reading

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The Peter Barnes Football Trainer

My mate Chris was the proud owner of a Peter Barnes Football Trainer back in 1978. He gave us a full demo up the recreation ground one Saturday morning, but we decided that the ball provided was too light for … Continue reading

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