Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sign Please Mister….

The autograph book was unlike any other of its day. Its cartridge-paper pages were blank, devoid of words and lines, with the built-in compensation of alternate pastel shades – chalky blue, green, pink, yellow. The outer corners of the pages … Continue reading

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Badges and Sew On…

As a kid I used to spend ages studying this colour spread in one of my Topical Times Football Annuals…   (click image for larger version) There are some familiar versions of modern-day badges (West Ham, Villa, Everton, West Brom), … Continue reading

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Don’t Ruin Christmas – Insist on ‘Got, Not Got’…

If you missed out last year, for God’s sake don’t slip up again… Put ‘Got, Not Got’ on your Christmas list this year, in purple biro and underlined twice. Here’s why: The best book about football written in the last … Continue reading

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Rubbish Photos on Tour – Brighton & HA – 1988-89 Part Two

Brighton fan and Twittererer Julian Simpson@Julian1970 continues his tour of  Barclays League Division Two in 88-89 and 89-90…  Please send us your Rubbish Snaps taken at 80s games… we can’t tell you how much we love them. Watford, Vicarage Road. Watford … Continue reading

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Dave Sexton – RIP

The sad news was announced yesterday was that Dave Sexton had died aged 82. His managerial career: Leyton Orient: (1965) Chelsea: (1967-74) – FA Cup 1970, European Cup Winners’ Cup 1971 QPR: (1974-77) Manchester United: (1977-81) – Charity Shield 1977 (shared) England U-21: (1977-90) – … Continue reading

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Another Sunday Afternoon eBay Trawl…

Window shopping for those old enough to know better… With careful timing you can still get ‘Scorcher’ delivered on a Saturday morning, just like you did in 1973… Scorcher Comic 21st July 1973… I loved Scorcher, unpolluted by other, inferior … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Football League rubberstamps cigs ‘n’ booze in swanky strip club shock!?!

This looks wild. Girls taking their clothes off and wiggling in big feathers and rubber bows. Expensive-looking drinkies. Drugs being openly passed around. Girls looking at middle-aged blokes as if they’re really interesting.  And you see that logo down in the … Continue reading

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