Have you got any photos that you took of 80s matches that are a bit rubbish?
We have… quite a few.
In these giddy days of digital photography you can have a quick check, see if they are rubbish, and if they are then you delete them… gone forever.
But in the 80s you had wait a week until Boots had processed your film and sit on the bench on Gallowtree Gate and open the envelope… and then see that they were rubbish.
The Dell, Southampton. The best rubbish photos have a big head in the foreground. This one doesn’t disappoint.
Vicarage Road, Watford. An out of focus Rookery End. Decent Leicester turn-out though.
Villa Park, Aston Villa. A badly over-exposed photo of a great old stand. And a top notch woolly hat.
Old Trafford, Manchester United. Almost disqualified for being a reasonable photo, but ruined by the vision in polyester.
Elland Road, Leeds United. Excellent big head in the foreground, not enough light, out of focus, someone munching a pie. A classic example of the genre.
Filbert Street, Leicester City. I was in the front row for this one, and avoided foreground heads, but nothing is in focus. And Tommy Williams has some movement blur even though he is only walking.
If you have any 80s photos of the match then please send them to us. But please, make sure they are a bit rubbish.
If you do actually have some rubbish 80s photos of the match then you should probably buy the retro-footy-grumble-fest ‘Got, Not Got’… runner-up in this year’s Footy Book of the Year, and this Xmas’s must-have stocking filler. Available from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here…