We are now over the halfway mark in the big December GOT NOT GOT challenge… one retro football post every day until Christmas Day… we can do it, especially with your help.
Josef Ogden on Twitter suggested we feature this Sheffield United programme with Dave Bassett starring as Santa Claus. It’s a bit hot for a beard though, being August.
Kevin Savage explained: “Harry Bassett decided Sheffield United didn’t start playing until after Xmas. So he had Xmas in August…”
It had the desired effect too, with Brian Deane scoring the first ever Premier League goal as the Blades beat Manchester United 2-1.
You’d better be good for goodness sake, if you want the retro-footy-grumble-fest ‘Got, Not Got’… runner-up in this year’s Footy Book of the Year, in your Christmas stocking (pillow case).
Available from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here…